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Volume 9, Number 1 

October 7, 1955 

From the Librarian 

A preliminary announcement has been made of the survey of the Acquisitions De- 
partment to be conducted by Librarian Swank of Stanford University. He is due here 
the week of October 16th. I want to state now why I have asked Mr. Swank to come. 

The tremendous growth of funds expended by this department for all campus pur- 
poses—ISO, 000 in 1944/45 to $339,688 in 1954/55--has exceeded our ability to handle 
it promptly enough to satisfy everyone, including ourselves. Added to these expendi- 
tures is an equally sensational increase in gifts, special collections, en bloc ac- 
quisitions, etc. 

Various devices have been employed to enable the staff to keep from being over- 
whelmed—the elimination of unnecessary routines and the simplification of others, 
modern equipment, multiple forms, a move to larger quarters, a better balance between 
clerical and professional personnel. 

The department has still not been able to process book orders fast enough to meet 
the needs of the faculty and the other departments of the Library. The older academic 
departments have felt discriminated against in favor of the newer professional schools. 
The growing volume of high priority S. & E. book orders for various campus offices has 
slowed down service to the teaching faculty. 

An impasse has been reached in the Acquisitions Department, with a division of 
opinion on the lines of (1) greater simplification of bibliographical routines, or (2) 
addition of more personnel. 

A departmental committee, headed by Miss Harmon, produced a thoughtful report on 
checking procedures which did not, nevertheless, resolve the impasse. 

To accomplish this I have asked Mr. Swank to bring his wide experience in these 
matters to focus on this point of congestion and disagreement, and to make recommenda- 
tions that I hope will result in better service to the faculty and staff, whether in 
terms of more streamlining, or more staff, or both. 

An impasse is not a breakdown, and it must be said that the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment has been performing just short of the miraculous. We are among the country's 
top libraries in volume of expenditures and accessions. Our staff is cool and rugged 
and devoted. Even heavier going lies ahead, however, with a thousand students more 
per year expected over the next decade, with a corresponding increase in faculty and 
campus-wide staffs, and I welcome Mr. Swank's help in charting our course through 
these years of mounting needs. 

in anticipation of two expected gifts to the Library of first editions of D. H. 
Lawrence and the books about him, we have never purchased any Lawrence items. A third 
donor has appeared who has begun the transfer of his materials to Special Collections. 
He is Willard Hougland, formerly of New Mexico, and now resident of southern Califor- 
nia. Mention of only two of the items will indicate the extraordinary nature of the 

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Hougland collection: (1) the author-corrected galley proofs of The White Peacock, 
Lawrence's first book, published in 1910 (item IB in the 1937 catalog of Lawrence 
manuscripts); and (2) the first painting Lawrence made when he took up that art in 
the mid-1920' s, a small copy of a Van Dyke head, with the addition of a characteristic 
Lawrentian sunflower, in a frame hand-made by Lawrence. 

The Huntington Hartford Foundation, under the direction of Professor John Vincent, 
continues to attract writers who find our Library useful. Last year I wrote of Van 
Wyck Brooks as a reader of books. Now it is Horace Gregory and his wife, whose pen- 
name is Marya Zaturenska. We dined with them and the Vincents recently at the Founda- 
tion, and the return visit of the Gregorys to my office was augmented by Dwight Clarke 
and Professor Ewing, president and secretary of the Friends of the UCLA Library, and 
resulted in some lively conversation. 

Mr. Gregory, a member of the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College, in Bronxville, is 
poet, essayist, translator, and his wife is a poet and literary historian. He is en- 
gaged on a translation of Ovid, and has been reading for it this summer. He was par- 
ticularly happy to find here an uncommon set of Ferdinand Gregorovius' s History of 
Rome in the Middle Ages, in English translation, which he declared is not to be found 
in the New York Public Library. Our set belonged to the late Professor Bobert Merrill, 
and was given with his other books to the Library by his mother in her son's memory, 

Mrs. Gregory reported on her pleasure in finding here a rare work on vampires, 
needed for their background reading on Ovid. Again I was interested in the provenance 
of our copy. It was one of Jim Tully's large library, given in his memory by his widow. 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Patricia K. Carlson has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Department as a 
Senior Typist-Clerk, replacing Grace Masuda, Senior Typist-Clerk, who resigned because 
of transportation difficulties. Mrs. Carlson received her B.S. from UCLA in 1953, and 
is now doing graduate work in Family Belations. Her experience includes employment 
with the General Telephone Company of Santa Monica. 

Mrs. Helen Henderson will replace Mrs. Adele C. Currey as Senior Library Assistant 
in the Beference Department (Periodicals Office), as Mrs. Currey is resigning to await 
the birth of her baby. Mrs. Henderson attended Western Beserve University, and is a 
former employee of the Circulation Department (Beserve Book Boom). 

Sallie B. Nelson, who has accepted the position of Typist-Clerk in the Catalog De- 
partment, was formerly employed in the General Office of the Fairfax Food Products. 

Mrs. Anna M. Simonson, now employed as a Typist-Clerk in the Chemistry Library, 
attended the University of Montana and UCLA. 

Mrs. Ramona C. Greb has resigned her position of Typist-Clerk in the Engineering 
Library because of illness in her family. 


Miss Mary Schofield, Senior Cataloger of the Hoover Library, Stanford University, 
visited the Library on September 17, to consult the Friis Collection and other materi- 
als in the Westergaard Collection. She is writing a book on the Slesvig irredentist 
movement in 1864, and was seeking materials on that subject. As her private collecting 
interest is children's books, Miss Schofield was also interested in seeing the Olive 
Percival Collection. 

On September 26 M. F. de Nobelle, bookseller of 35 Bue Bonaparte, Paris, visited 
the Library with Glen Dawson. 

Everett A. Gillis, Professor of American Literature at Texas Technological College, 
now engaged in research at UCLA under a Ford Fellowship, toured the Library recently 
with Professor Wayland Hand. Professor Gillis was particularly interested in the alma- 
nac collection in the Department of Special Collections, as he is making a study of 
zodiac wisdom in relation to plant and animal husbandry. 

October 7, 1955 3 

Some Thanks for Librarians 

Charles L. Mowat, formerly of the UCLA department of History, now Associate Pro- 
fessor of English History at the University of Chicago, has inscribed a copy of his re- 
cent book, Britain between the Hars, 1918-1940 (University of Chicago Press) as follows: 
''To the Library of the University of California, Los Angeles, this book is presented by 
the author, remembering the unregenerate days when the University and the Library fostered 
and sustained his work.'' 

In addition to his acknowledgment of debt to the University of Chicago ''for grants- 
in-aid and the resources of a great library,'' Mr. Mowat writes in his Preface, ''I also 
owe a debt to the University of California (Los Angeles), where this work was begun, and 
particularly to its friendly librarians. Librarians everywhere are, indeed, the allies 
we too often take for granted.'' The British Library of Political and Economic Science, 
of the London School of Economics, and the British Museum and the library of Bristol Uni- 
versity also receive his expression of gratitude. 

Commendation for Miss Coryell 

M. Virginia Biggy, Consultant Vice President, and Edith Manfredi, Chairman of Public 
Relations of Pi Lambda Theta, the national association for women in education, have writ- 
ten to Mr. Powell about Gladys Coryell's recent participation in the Association's Nine- 
teenth Biennial Council, held on the campus of the University of Michigan. Miss Coryell 
is a member of the National Board and incoming First Vice President of Pi Lambda Theta. 

''Dr. Coryell's leadership,'' they write, ''displayed in her roles as vice-president 
and member of the National Board, consultant to committees and groups, chairman of group 
meetings and participant in these meetings was a major contribution to the success of the 
Nineteenth Biennial Council. She is held in highest esteem by her colleagues, delegates 
and visitors attending the council. We are proud to look to her for leadership, and we 
are sure you feel a sense of pride in the honor and prestige she brings to the University 
of Cali fornia. ' ' 

Memorial Addresses for Ernest Carroll Moore 

The addresses delivered at the Memorial Service on February 15 in honor of the late 
Provost of the University, Ernest Carroll Moore, 1871-1955, have been printed in a book- 
let by the Univer-sity of California Press. Chancellor Allen presided at the service, and 
those who spoke were Judge Thomas J. Cunningham, '28, President of the UCLA Alumni Associ- 
ation, Edwin A. Lee, Dean of the School of Education, Librarian Powell, and President 
Sproul. Copies of the booklet are available in the Librarian's Office. 

Library Placement Exchange 

A recent Library subscription of professional interest is Library Placement Exchange, 
the semi-monthly publication issued by Foster E. Mohrhardt and Joseph Becker to provide 
current professional personnel information, news notes, and an agency for personnel 
placement. Recent issues carry information concerning openings at this Library. The 
periodical may be seen in the Staff Library. 

Staff Association Appointment 

Mrs. Norma Kennedy, of the Acquisitions Department, has been appointed by the Li- 
brary Staff Association to serve out the one-year term on the Executive Board left vacant 
by the resignation of Mrs. Elsie Unterberg. 

''Introduction to the Book Trade'' 

The University Extension course, "Introduction to the Book Trade," announced in the 
September 9 issue of the Librarian, has now been in session for three weeks. Gordon 
Williams, who is in charge of the course, gave the first lecture on September 16, on 
"Book Publishing," and Betty Rosenberg gave the next two on September 23 and 30, on 
"Bibliography (Trade)." The remaining lectures are as follows: 

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October 7 and 14 Bibliography (Subject) Ardis Lodge 

October 21 Library Practices Richard O'Drien 

November 4 Book Collecting Lawrence Clark Powell 

November 11 The Book Gordon Williams 

November 18 Foreign Publishing Kurt Schwarz 

November 22 Antiquarian Books Harry Levinson 

December 2 Bookselling Glen Dawson 

December 9 Copyright Joseph Dubin 

The course is being held in University Extension's downtown offices, at 813 South 
Hill Street. Those who are not enrolled for the entire course may attend individual 
lectures for $1.50 per lecture. 

Utopia for Freshmen 

Robert S. Kinsman, Assistant Professor of English, who is in charge of the Great 
Books courses for freshmen, is offering one during the fall semester on the arresting 
subject of ''Utopia and Anti-Utopia'' (English 4G) . Only two books are required reading 
for the course: Thomas More's Utopia and George Orwell's 198b; but lectures are given 
on a number of Utopian classics and on Utopian thought in various times and societies. 
Among the- lecturers are Professor Emeritus of Classics, Paul Friedlander (Plato and 
Classical Forerunners of Utopia), and members of the History, French, Sociology, and 
Slavic departments, as well as of the English department. Mr. Powell will present the 
final lecture of the course, on ''Austin Wright's Is landi a- -Utopia Again.' 

Advanced Seminar for Administrators 

The Rutgers University Graduate School of Library Service has announced an Advanced 
Seminar for Library Administrators, April 9-May 18, 1956, under the direction of Keyes 
D. Metcalf, Professor of Library Service, formerly Director of the Harvard University 
Library. The seminar is intended for librarians who have had at least several years 
of successful administrative experience. A very few younger librarians with limited 
administrative experience will be admitted. The focus will be on medium-size and large 
public and academic libraries, but persons from state and federal libraries are also ex- 
pected to find the program relevant. ' 'The seminar will prepare mature individuals of 
exceptional promise and accomplishment for increased administrative responsibility,'' 
the school announces. Other members of the resident staff will be Lowell A. Martin, 
Dean of the School of Library Service, and Ralph R. Shaw, Professor of Library Science. 
The full announcement of the seminar may be consulted at the Periodicals Desk. 

Catalog of Burned Books 

Robert Vosper, Director of Libraries at the University of Kansas, has announced 
that 15,000 copies of the catalog of KU' s notable exhibit last spring on ''Burned Books'' 
will soon be distributed to libraries, newspaper editors, and school administrators in 
this country and abroad. The Fund for the Republic has made a grant which will provide 
for the reprinting and distribution of the catalog. 

The exhibit of banned, burned, and expurgated publications dating from 1532 attrac- 
ted wide attention during its display in Watson Library in Lawrence. 

Clark Contribution to Architectural Work 

Emil Kaufman, author of Architecture in the Age of Reason, recently published by the 
Harvard University Press, was a frequent reader at the Clark Library until his death in 
1953. Some of the research on his posthumous book had been done here, particularly in 
the Farquhar Architecture Collection, and several of the illustrations are from plates 
in books of the Clark Library. A copy of his book has been acquired by the Clark. 

October 7, 1955 

2,000,000 for Berkeley 

The University Library at Berkeley celebrated the acquisition of the Library's two 
millionth volume and the opening of its new Bare Book Boom, last Monday, October 3. 

President Sproul, Chancellor Clark Kerr, Professor 
James D. Bart, and Librarian Donald Coney spoke 
on various aspects of the place of rare books in 
the University program. Formally accessioned as 
number 2,000,000 was a copy of the first collected 
edition of the plays of William Shakespeare, the 
1623 First Folio. 

In announcing the opening of the Library's 
Bare Book Boom, Mr. Coney stated that ' 'The First 
concern of a university library is to acquire for 
scholars and students the books and periodicals they 
need for their daily work. This is our obligation 
to the present. But the Library also has an obli- 
gation to the future and discharges this by preserv- 
ing for it the best of the past. This duty shall, 
in large part, be the responsibility of the new 
Bare Books Department.'' 

In eighty-four years, Mr. Coney observed, the 
Library of the University at Berkeley has grown from 
nothing to become the sixth largest university li- 
brary in the United States. 

Listener in the Far East 

The farthest-known- listener to the recent broadcast of the University of California 
Explorer, on which Mr. Powell was interviewed about special collections in the Univer- 
sity Library, was Bobert L. Gitler, Director of the Japan Library School of Keio-Gijuku 
University, in Tokyo. He has written that he had just returned from a public library 
workshop he had conducted in the northwest prefecture of Niigata, and was working late 
on Saturday afternoon trying to clear from his desk some of the collection piled high 
during his week'.s absence. He had his radio turned low, and suddenly heard the voice of 
L.C.P. on this transcribed broadcast over the Far Eastern Network of the United States 
Armed Forces Badio. Mr. Gitler said he felt as if he had just had a fine visit with him. 

Fellowship Award 

Betty Florence Greenwald, who received her B.A. on this campus last January with a 
Prel ibrarianship major, and is now a graduate student in the School of Librarianship at 
Berkeley, has been awarded a $1,000 Children's Librarian Fellowship by the California 
Congress of Parents and Teachers. Funds for the fellowship are provided by the State 
Parent-Teachers Association to stimulate interest in the professional training of school 
and children's librarians. 

We Help Germinate an Idea 

Not quite a year ago, we reported a friendly controversy we were having with Neal 
Harlow, Librarian of the University of British Columbia, over the alleged difficulty 
one of our former faculty members was having in using a UCLA Library card at UBC. A 
warm rejoinder from Librarian Harlow let it be known that our account of the incident 
was probably much exaggerated, and that had he personally known about the problem, the 
card from LA 24 could have been exchanged at par for a Canadian-type card. Having said 
which, Neal suddenly saw how clumsy our interlibrary passport arrangements have become, 
and he therefore proposed we urge upon UNESCO ''the institution of an International 
Commission on Universal Open Stack Entry to rescue for humanity the inalienable rights 
of ad 1 to free access everywhere.'* 

A copy of our October 22, 1954, issue which printed Mr. Harlow's eloquent proposal 
found its way to 19, Avenue KKber, Paris 16e, which is the headquarters of the United 
Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Last week we received a 
copy of the following letter from there addressed to N. H. at British Columbia: 

UCLA Librarian 

Dear Neal, 

The enclosure shows what can happen to a good idea when it gets into 
UCLA Librarian. And to think that it didn't take even one year! 

The best to you. 


Luther H. Evaas 

Enclosed was a copy of a UNESCO memorandum, dated 12 September 1955, ''Subject: 
Proposed international library card,*' in which the Director-General proposes 'to 
study the possibility of establishing a system for the issuance of an international 
library card which would permit its holders to have access to materials in university 
and research libraries in those countries which agree to co-operate.'' Contained in 
the memorandum is the text of two resolutions adopted by the General Conference of 
UNESCO at its eighth session, concerning the development of libraries. 

The proposed international library card, Dr. Evans states, is designed to avoid as 
many as possible of the time-consuming formalties which research scholars are usually 
required to go through to obtain library privileges in other countries. Reactions to 
the scheme are being sought from various persons concerned in the member nations of 

Any other little international problems we ought to let UNESCO know about, Neal? 

Bibliotrivia *** 

***A girl asked the Biomedical Library about a book on Prenatal Problems of Educa- 
tion. Asked for help in identifying it, the Main Library suggested Pivotal Problems 
of Education. Overcoming her disappointment, the girl decided to settle for this one. 

***''Can you help me locate some cities in the American and Russian zones of Ger- 
many?'' telephoned a nearby technical research organization. ''I'm sure some of our 

gazetteers will help you spot them,'' answered a reference librarian. ''Fine, 
swered the researcher, ' ' let me speak to one of them. 


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***For the new undergraduate reading rooms in the Doe Library at Berkeley, a con- 
sultant has been retained to select colors which will encourage students to do ''more 
studying and less concentrating on who's here,'' and which will ''produce the proper 
psychological mood.'' 

Product of ''The Collison Year' ' 

The ever-productive Robert L. Collison, Reference Librarian of the City of West- 
minster, in London, and in 1951-52 a visiting member of our Reference Department, has 
recently had his latest, and one of his most important books published by the Hafner 
Publishing Company, New Yprk. It is entitled Dictionaries of Foreign Languages: A 
Bibliographical Guide to the General and Technical Dictionaries of the Chief Foreign 
Languages , with Historical and Explanatory' Notes and References . More than 1400 dic- 
tionaries are listed in the bibliography, and 255 languages and dialects are represen- 
ted. For each language the chief general dictionaries are given, with notes, if pos- 
sible, on their history, contents, and use. Additional information is then provided 
on more specialized dictionaries. 

Mr. Collison has honored us in his dedication, which reads, ''To Dr. Lawrence 
Clark Powell and his Staff at the Library of the University of California at Los An- 
geles, who made my year with them so memorable.'' 

In his Acknowledgments he states that the work was originally based on the holdings 
of this Library. ''To the knowledge gained from the splendid collection of dictionaries 
and philological periodicals possessed by that Library,'' he writes, ''I have since ad- 
ded further information from many libraries in the London area.'' 

For another bit of UCLA flavor (added in Lawrence, Kansas, during the mixing), Robert 
Vosper has written a graceful Foreword to the book. Speaking as ''one of the UCLA staff 
members to whom the book is so generously dedicated,'' he remarks that ''it provides a 

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happy means of recording that the Collison year was memorable for all concerned and 
fruitful for 1 ibrarianship. ' ' * 

Those of us who worked with Mr. Collison here at UCLA, and have visited him in his 
Library in London, are not surprised to see such a valuable product come from this dili- 
gent and imaginative librarian. What does continue to amaze us is that such a busy man 
should find the time and the added energy to put forth the many excellently conceived 
and organized publications that are now credited to him. 

D.W.H. is Editor at Stanford 

The initials ''D.W.H.'', which have been familiar signatures on memos in this Li- 
brary, have begun to appear on articles in the Stanford Library Bulletin. In the 
September 16 issue, in fact, David W.\ Heron is announced as the new editor of this staff 
bulletin, succeeding Mrs. Lucretia Sarles. Greetings from the UCLA Librarian to its 
former Assistant Editor. 

Coed Sitting, Pretty 

In the University of Kansas' s attractive library handbook, Students and Libraries, 
a blue-jeaned coed is pictured on the back cover sitting on (!) a pile of books in the 
aisle of a bookstack, leafing through a picture book. One difference between doing 
such a thing at Kansas and doing it at UCLA is that said coed at the former must pull 
her pile of books off the shelves before sitting on ( ! ) them. 

Quid Nunc 

John C. Hogan, a former graduate student here of the late Professor Charles Grove 
Haines, has reported that pursuant to Public Law 246 (84th Congress, Chapter 572--lst 
Session, H.R. 7029), the Librarian of Congress has been instructed to act as Chairman, 
ex officio, of the Permanent Committee of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise. 

Included in the act is a section directing the committee of five to ''employ one or 
more scholars of distinction (with any appropriate assistants) to prepare a history of 
the Supreme Court of the United States, to defray the appropriate expenses of such 
scholars and assistants, and to finance the publication of such history. 

Mr. Hogan, now Research Editor of the Band Corporation, recently completed his re- 
search in the University Library on the unsigned law articles which appeared in the first 
edition of the Encyclopedia Americana (1829-1833). Written by Supreme Court Justice 
Joseph Story, they are now being reproduced in a series of twenty-one articles, edited 
and anno-tated by Mr. Hogan, in various law reviews and legal journals in this country 
and in England. 

* * « * 

Professor George Tunell, of the Geology Department, mindful of the Library's interest 
in rapid selector equipment of the future, has forwarded an article which appeared in 
Highlights, volume 8, number 3, describing the Eastman Kodak Company's new fast informa- 
tion handling device now under development', known as the Kodak Minicard System. Com- 
bining the advantages of the microfilm, punched cards, and digital computing techniques 
into a single system, the Minicard system is being developed under contract for the 
United States Air Force and is not yet ready for commercial use. 

The basis of the system is the tiny ''Minicard,'' a piece of special photographic 
film only 5/8 by lM inches in size. As many as twelve pages, 8% by 14 inches, and nec- 
essary coding information, can be recorded on a single Minicard. The basic file unit is 
a special metal stick which stores 2,000 Minicards. These are fed from a storage maga- 
zine at rates up to 1.8000 per minute past a reading head in an electronic selector unit. 
The selected Minicards can be read in a conventional projection viewer or placed in an 
enlarging and paper processing unit for speedy production of photographic enlargements 
to the size of the original documents. 

* Happy reminders of the year come to us also from time to time in letters from R.L.C. , 
in a recent one of which he wrote that he follows happenings at UCLA afrd Berkeley with 
great attention through our bulletins. ''Until recently,'' he said, ''we were able to 
get even more news, for Marion Milczewski (CU's Fulbright scholar last year) and his 
family were over here and told us a lot--they created a tremendous impression: quite 
the best sort of ambassadors the U.S.A. could send.'' 

° UCLA Librarian 

Another Porpoise Item 

Another attractive little book has come to us from the Porpoise Bookshop in San 
Francisco: Curious Lore of San Francisco' s Chinatown, by Henry Evans. It is produced 
in the same format as the author's Bohemian San Francisco, and the books on jump rope 
rhymes and hopscotch, previously mentioned in these pages; and it sells for the same 
price, 25^. This guide to the ''bit of China'' which is unique to our sister city up 
north is, like the Porpoise's other publications, a little treasure of entertaining 
and useful information. 

In answer to requests from our readers, we give you the address of the Porpoise 
Bookshop: 308 Clement Street, San Francisco 18. 


SMI has printed that good P & F story as told by GW, in AB for September 24. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: James B. Cox, Norma Kennedy, 
Balph Lyon, Jr., Elizabeth F. Norton, Brooke Whiting, L. Kenneth Wilson. Drawing 
by William W. Bellin. 

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Volume 9, Number 2 

October 21, 1955 

From the Librarian 

I am heading north in advance of the CLA conference in San Jose to 
speak Monday night to the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and 
to meet on Tuesday with Mr. Coney and Dean Danton to prepare the agenda for 
next month's meeting, on the San Francisco campus, of the Library Council. 

Last week I spoke at a luncheon meeting of the UCLA Medical Faculty 
Wives group, and to an evening meeting of the La Mesa branch of the AAUW. 
While down San Diego way I spent an afternoon with Wilmer Shields, bookhunt- 
ing in the local shops, and came home with another carton of his duplicates 
for our Southern California imprints collection. 

The Library Committee met last week in my office on an agenda carefully 
prepared by Messrs. Williams and O'Brien. Professor Hinderaker (Political 
Science) has resigned because of sabbatical leave, and has been succeeded as 
Chairman by Professor Ilerrick (Astronomy). Other members 
Booth (English), Alchian (Economics), Goodwin (Medicine), 
tion), Scott (Chemistry), Lessa (Anthropology-Sociology), 
and Case (Engineering). 

include Professors 
Wooton (Educa- 
Sheppard (Art), 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Marjorie Sether Marde 
Slavic Cataloger, has transferr 
campus, where she was Slavic Bi 
received both her B. A. and B.L. 
and she began her professional 

Mary Lois Rice, Librarian- 
her resignation effective Octoli 
to be near her family. 

Mrs. Sumiko Tsusaki, Libra 
eering Library, has resigned, e 
her baby. 

George F. Lempart and Robe 
Photographic Service. Mr. Lemp 
the Law Faculty in Bucharest, a 
His experience includes employm 
Laboratory, as a photographer. 
Los Angeles, majoring in photog 
Govenor, in Rockford, Illinois. 

Phy I i s J. Har greave a , who 
Clerk in the Acquisitions Depar 
and has worked in several depar 

llis, who replaces Mrs. Tatiana Keatinge as 
ed from the Order Department on the Berkeley 
bliographer ( Li br ari an- 2) . Mrs. Mardellis 
S. degrees from the University at Berkeley, 
library career there as Forestry Librarian. 
2 in the Catalog Department, has submitted 
er 31, so that she may return to Washington 

rian-2 in the Catalog Section of the Engin- 
ffective November 30, to await the arrival of 

rt J. Franklin have joined the staff of the 
art received his Bachelor of Law degree from 
nd also attended Medical School in Bucharest, 
ent with NBC and the Producers Photographic 
Mr. Franklin attended Art Center School in 
raphy, and was a photographer with Woodward 

has accepted the position of Senior Typist- 
tment, received her B.A. from UCLA in 1955, 
tments on campus as a typist, 

while a student. 

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Ellen Hamann, who is now employed as a Typi st -Clerk in the Engineering 
Library, was formerly employed in the Santa Monica Public Library. 

Tess Shinmachi has been reclassified from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library 
Assistant in the Department of Special Collections (Oriental Collection). 

Mrs. JoAnn McAteer has resigned her position of Senior Typist-Clerk in 
the Acquisitions Department to accept another position. 

The University Libraries in 1953/54 

The Annual Report of the Librar ie s of the University of California for 
1953/54, the sixth report to be issued by the Library Council, which is com- 
posed of the head librarians of the eight campuses and the Dean of the School 
of Librari anship , describes a year in which the libraries continued to in- 
crease remarkably in size, in keeping with a University which was expanding 
its offerings on all campuses. Not only were programs being added or extend- 
ed on the Santa Barbara, Davis, and Riverside campuses, but on the two gener- 
al campuses at Los Angeles and Berkeley there was substantial increase in 
faculty "accompanied by a broadening of the spectrum of demand that falls on 
the book collections of the University." 

This report, prepared by Donald Coney, Secretary of the Library Council 
for 1953/54-1954/55, and Kenneth J. Carpenter, of the Berkeley library staff, 
takes up some of the problems of size and cost faced by the libraries in 
their task of "supplying aggregations of scholars with their necessary books," 
the needs of the University libraries collectively and individually, the 
steps being taken to increase efficiency, the problems of meeting growing de- 
mands for space, and the efforts to provide better intercampus cooperation. 

The particular work of each of the several campuses during the year is 
summarized briefly in the final section of the report, and statistics on in- 
terlibrary loans and the size of the libraries are contained in the appen- 

Copies of the report are available in the Librarian's Office. 

Gift of Western Americana 

Neil C. Needham, of Hollywood, has continued his generous contributions 
to the Library recently with a notable 330-volume gift of books devoted pri- 
marily to California and Western history. 


Two photographs posted on the bulletin board in Room 200 show former 
Uclan Andrew H. Horn, now Librarian of the University of North Carolina Li- 
brary, and Professor James Welch Patton, Director of the Library's Southern 
Historical Collection, as they appeared'on the first Li brary- sponsored tele- 
vision series on WUNC-TV, entitled "Of Books and People." 

Ted Finnerty, former student assistant in various Library departments, 
now a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force attending an officer personnel course 
at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, has reported that the UCLA Library re- 
cently received further public notice when the Air Force Times picked up the 
story from the press wires about the achievements of our rare-book binder, 
William McKeown, in restoring old books, in which was mentioned Bill's former 
craft of plumbing. The Air Force reporter concludes that our binder of books 
probably "specializes in those with plots that won't hold water." 

A front page picture story on the Clark Library, its history, collec- 
tions, and activities, appeared in the September 29th issue of the Tribune 
News-Advertiser , a weekly paper of the southwest district of the city. The- 
picture accompanying the article shows Custodian Milan S. Mylon oiling a 16th 
century folio. 

October 21, 1955 


Date to Save 

On Saturday, November 19, the California Institute of Technology will be 
host to the Southern District meeting of the College, University, and Research 
Libraries Section* of the CLA. 

For the Library that has Everything- 

Only fifty- five shopping 
days until Christmas: 
and we hope some very 
genteel library is being 
kept in mind for the item 
illustrated here. It is 
advertised by a posh es- 
tablishment on Wi 1 shi re 
Boulevard as a "regency 
chair, convertible to 
library steps as shown, 
ci rca 1815 . . ." It sells 
for $295.00. 

From Other Libraries 

David W. Davies, Libr 
tells in his annual report 
Library Society, a group o 
by the Society during thei 
oriental languages, the Ru 
ington, and several first 
the most remarkable statis 
of the library by non-coil 
ly as great as the number 
of Claremont Men's College 

ari an of the Honnold Library of Claremont College, 
for 1954-1955 of the incorporation of the Honnold 
f friends of the Library. Significant purchases 
r initial year include the Wolfenden Collection in 
pert Hughes Collection of material on George Wash- 
editions of important works in geology. Perhaps 
tical fact reported by Mr. Davies concerns the use 
ege users. The circulation to this group was near- 
of books circulated to the combined student bodies 
and Scripps College. 

Stephen A. McCarthy, Director of the Cornell University Libraries, 
states that despite the inadequacy of the University's Central Library build- 
ing, the year 1954-1955 saw the libraries make their greatest contribution 
to Cornell's educational and research program. He reports that Keyes D, 
Metcalf, formerly Librarian at Harvard, and Consulting Engineer Frederic C. 
Wood have undertaken a study of the library building problem, which he hopes 
will be the "prelude to the vigorous and determined action" necessary to 
solve the Libraries' building needs of the future. 

Non-Princeton Statistics 

A downtown newspaper columnist writes that "L.A. Library figures show 
that Yale men grads report 3.9 children per family, while Vassar women grads 
report 3.2 children per family," and asks, "Does that mean that men have more 
children than women?" He might have asked how a library happens to be play- 
ing with statistics like these. 

*Sometimes referred to as CURLS (pronounced curls\) See also p. 12. 

12 UCLA Librarian 

Coming CLA Conference 

The California Library Association's Annual Conference at San Jose will 
open on Tuesday, October 25, at 0:30 p.m., with "a gay Patio Party with a 
Spanish theme," at the Hotel Sainte Claire, at which special guests are to be 
Governor and Mrs. Goodwin E. Knight. 

The First General Session will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m., with 
Thomas K. Finletter, Vice Chairman of the National Book Committee and former 
Secretary of the Air Force, as the keynote speaker. The theme of the Con- 
ference, "Better Libraries through Cooperation," will be treated in a number 
of section meetings, round tables, panels, and business sessions. A mid- 
conference highlight will be the Edith M. Coulter Lecture to be given at the 
Second General Session by Professor Sears Jayne of the Berkeley campus, under 
the auspices of the UC School of Li brari anship Alumni Association. His sub- 
ject is "The California Scholar in British Libraries." The closing address, 
on Friday, will he given by Robert D. Leigh, Acting Director of the Columbia 
University School of Library Service. 

Among our staff members who will be participating in the Conference are 
Anthony Greco, who is to be in charge of the Staff Organizations Round Table's 
discussion project, "Experiences in Cooperative Administration;" Johanna 
Tallman, who will take part in a discussion of "Serials Acqui si tion- -Probl ems 
and Techniques of Handling," at one of the meetings of CURLS; Mr. Powell, who 
will be a discussion leader at the Wednesday evening dinner-discussion-group 
meeting of the CURLS; and Mr. Moore, who will preside at the dinner of the UC 
School of Librari anship Alumni Association and will introduce Professor Jayne 
at the Second General Session. 

Detailed information about the Conference may be found on the staff 
bulletin board and in the October California Librarian. 

Postcard from Pakistan 

Harold Lamb sends us a postcard from Pakistan, in which he reports that 
he has a batch of books on that country for us. "Meanwhi 1 e ," he says, "I'm on 
the track of a new one for mysel f- - about when the Mongols of mid-Asia became 
the 'Moghuls' (same word) of 16th century India. Will be up near the higher 
passes soon, between Nanga Parbat [seventh highest mount ain- - 26 , 660 feet--in 
western Kashmir] and Karakorum [mountain system which includes K2.J" 

"Why come back?" asks Mr. Lamb.* 

Two UC Handbooks 

Two new library handbooks from University of California campuses have 
recently appeared. 

On the Davis campus a handbook entitled Using Your Library has an attrac- 
tive photographic cover showing the Library building. Some of the peculiari- 
ties of library parlance are explained in the Davis handbook, and it contains 
many helpful hints- -including "What the call number means," how to find 1066 
and All That in the card catalog, and a brief outline of the Library of 
Congress classification scheme. 

The Riverside Letters and Science Library has produced the third edition 
of its Library Handbook , complete with amusing illustrations by Dr. Timothy 
Prout. Emphasizing that the Library's entire resources, with few exceptions, 
are on open shelves, the handbook guides the student graphically through the 
most approved f i nd- i t-yoursel f steps to successful use of the library. 

*Why? "Because," says Dwight L. Clarke, banker, and President of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library, "Mr. Lamb is Treasurer of the Friends." 

October 21, 1955 13 

Community Chest Campaign 

The University's Community Service Committee on the Los Angeles campus, 
which is responsible for planning and conducting benevolent activities, has 
announced that the Community Chest Campaign will be getting under way soon. 
In the Library, as in every University department, several "unit representa- 
tives" have been appointed from the staff, who will personally distribute 
Community Chest literature and pledge envelopes to groups of staff members 
for whom they will be responsible. As in the past, the campaign will be 
conducted in such a manner that no one on the campus will be in a position 
to know who has given or in what amount. 

The Committee hopes that the campus community will exceed its previous 
records for total receipts and percentage of participation. It believes 
that such a goal seems especially appropriate this year since Chancellor 
Allen is the chairman of the Chest's Schools, Universities, and Colleges 
Division for 1955-56. 

Uneasy Conscience 

Most librarians hold out little hope that mutilators of books will 
ever make good their irresponsible acts. A mildly cheering exception to the 
usual situation in which nothing can be done was brought to light recently 
when a new copy of Professor Robert Neumann's European and Comparative 
Government came down the RBR chute with the following typewritten message 
stuck inside the back cover: 

"Please accept this new book as a replacement for the book 
of the same title but with pages 205-237 missing... 
"Professor Neumann, 

"I am sorry, sincerely sorry, it will never happen again. 
Thank you for understanding." 

Professor Neumann has apparently found a way of touching the conscience 
even of a slightly mixed-up book vandal. 

Library Vigilantes 

An article by Robert V. R. Brown in the October Redbook, "The Books They 
Won't -Let You Read," discusses some of the efforts being made by self-ap- 
pointed censors to remove books objectionable to them from public libraries. 
He cites the finding of the American Library Association that since 1953 
more than 200 instances of pressure against the reading of books have come to 
its attention. "The censors have extended their operations count ry-wi de," 
he says! "No community is entirely safe." He describes such efforts as 
those of the Minute Women of America, which uses a mimeographed sheet en- 
titled "What to Look for in the Library of Your School," in blacklisting 
"objectionable" books and authors. 

To meet the attack against the freedom to read and inquire, he reports 
that four national organizations of women--the National Council of Jewish 
Women, the National Council of Negro Women, the United Church Women and the 
Young Women's Christian Associ ation- - are launching a campaign this month to 
point out the dangers of such efforts at censorship and "to develop community 
interest in the great American institution of public libraries." 

"These crusading women," he writes, "will need help from other members 
of their communities because the library vigilantes, already strong, benefit 
from public apathy and the censors' own assertions that their methods are 
patriotic efforts to protect the people from harmful ideas." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, James R. 
Cox, Florence Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. 





Volume 9, Number 3 

November 4, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Tonight is the weekly meeting of the Extension course for booksellers 
and librarians which Mr. Williams has been conducting. I am to lecture on 
book collecting, with special reference to libraries as collectors. 

On Wednesday night Mr. Moore was my guest at the monthly Zamorano Club 
dinner, which featured reports from members who travelled abroad this summer. 

Last week at the CLA Conference in San Jose many of us enjoyed a diver- 
sity of meetings held within a small circumference. There was something for 
everyone. John E. Smith chaired at least two meetings I dropped in on, and 
was allowing no dull moments. I also saw Tony Greco in action, smoothly 
orchestrating a highly vocal panel. Alan Covey and Kenneth Brough were 
equally able performers under the State College tent. 

Our editor presided with graceful authority at the Library School dinner, 
and the following Coulter lecture. It was my first hearing of Professor 
Sears Jayne, and he gave a lively and amusing account of British libraries. 
Donald Davidson and I escorted Miss Coulter and her sister to the hotel after- 
wards, and the honored lady seemed pleased as well. 

I also went to the movies for the first time since a year ago at the 
SWLA Conference in Albuquerque, and to the same film, the one Joseph Krumgold 
made in northern New Mexico for the USIS, "And now Miguel," a simply beautiful 
pastoral of sheepherding, "starring" a boy who wanted to summer in the Sangre 
de Cristos with the flock and the older menfolk, and did, high up in the 
Carson National Forest. Double-billed with it was that other beautiful film, 
"The Impressionable Years," which has also earned international acclaim. 
Frances Clarke Sayers assisted in the production of this film at the New York 
Public Library, which shows the library's services to children through the 
eyes of a little girl. 

Over 800 delegates arrived, with attendant housing problems. Mine took 
me back thirty-odd years to a summer when a schoolmate and I took to the road 
as would-be migratory workers, arriving one night on the outskirts of San 
Jose where we rolled up in blankets in a haystack, inadvertently alongside 
the S.P. mainline. This time I found myself in a motel apparently built on 
the same spot, and when the inbound Lark rolled over me I knew it was time to 
rise and confer. 

The previous weekend in the Bay Region was saddened by the sudden deaths 
of Monroe E. Deutsch and Mrs. Sydney B. Mitchell, friends to many of us and 
to the cause of individual freedom and liberal thought, a twin loss to librar- 
ianship, the one public, the other private, both of a special irreplaceable 

16 UCLA Librarian 

Florence Williams has resigned to await the birth of her fourth child. 
Three score of us honored her at a farewell luncheon last Monday. It is 
hard to find words to express the respect, admiration, and affection in which 
Mrs. Williams is held. Her energy, goodwill, tact and thoughtfulness, and 
devotion to the library program, are qualities with which she was endowed, 
plus a striking beauty of form and spirit which gave her a unique place in 
the hearts of her colleagues. Our good wishes accompany Flo and her family 

wherever they go. 

Personnel Notes 


Frances Finger, Librarian- 2, has rejoined the Catalog Department to fill 
the vacancy created by the resignation of Mary Lois nice. Miss Finger began 
her career at UCLA as a Senior Typist Clerk in the Clark Library. She later 
received her M.S. in L.S. from the University of Southern California, and 
joined the Catalog Department as a Librarian-1. She left UCLA for Berkeley, 
where she worked in the Bancroft Library until last February. Her most re- 
cent library position was with the History of Medicine Division of the Armed 
Forces Medical Library in Cleveland. 

Mary Ellen Moore has accepted the position of Senior Typist Clerk in 
the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department. Miss Moore has had library 
experience at the California Institute of Technology, and also at the Univer- 
sity of Southern California, where she studied architectural illustration. 


A group of union business agents from Local 720 of the International 
Association of Machinists, investigating special problems in industrial pen- 
sion systems visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library recently. 

Gustave E. Von Grunebaum, Professor of Islamic Culture and member of the 
staff of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, visited the 
Library on October 24. As a member of the Library Committee at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, Professor Von Grunebaum was interested in general library 

Konrad F. Springer, of the fourth generation of the Springer-Verl ag fami- 
ly of West Germany, recently visited the Chemistry Library. 

Periodic Pay Increase Policy 

In a letter dated October 19, to all non-academic employees on this cam- 
pus, Chancellor Allen announced and explained the new policy on periodic pay 
increases for non-academic personnel adopted by the Regents on October 14. 
More complete information will be published in the University Bulletin. 
Questions about the new policy should be directed to Miss Bradstreet or Miss 


In a recent letter to Mr. Powell, Professor Morris Neiburger of the De- 
partment of Meteorology commented on the many improvements that have been 
made in recent years to assist library users, and was particularly happy 
about the systematic layout of the stack and the stack directory, which "has 
saved me many hours." Professor Neiburger believes that such library aids 
are " especially helpful to new students, and have not only decreased their 
bewilderment and frustration, but actually made the library seem a comfort 
and a friend in the tremendous and complex organism to which they have to 

October 21, 1955 


Will Connell Exhibit 

"My background is about as varied as that of anybody else who has had to 
fumble his way into the thing he wanted to do in life: cowboy, porter, soda- 
jerker, cartoonist, pharmacist, and photo-supply guy," are the autobiographi- 
cal words of Will Connell, nationally-known photographer, photo-illustrator, 
and author, whose photography is on display in the exhibit cases in the foyer, 

the exhibit room, the Main Read- 
ing Room, and the Graduate Read- 
ing Room. 

In addition to his work in 
advertising and magazine illus- 
tration, Mr. Connell teaches 
photography at the Art Center 
School, where he opened the 
photographic department in 1931. 
He also conducts a monthly ques- 
tion and answer column in U.S. 
Camera entitled "Counsel by 
Connell" and has written sever- 
al books, including In Pictures , 
The Missions of California, and 
About Photography . Two other 
books now in preparation, 
Monterey and the Peninsula and 
Route 49--T/je California Gold 
Country , are being written with 
his wife, who, as writer and 
editor, is known as Grace Thorne 
Allen. Mr. Connell says that 
the nature of their joint efforts 
could perhaps be expressed in 
Ansel Adams's somewhat ungallant 
words, 'She tells people what 
I've been taking pictures of.' 

The self-portrait shown here 
is in the tintype style that is 
one of Will's hobbies. 

Biomedical Library Exhibits 

An exhibit on Civil War medi- 
cine is now on display at the Bio- 
medical Library. Books, plates, 
portraits, and pamphlets illustrat- 
ing the medical and surgical prob- 
lems of the war are accompanied by 
a collection of Civil War surgical 
instruments lent by the Los Angeles 
County Medical Association Library. 
Medicine in the .American Revo- 
lutionary period is also represent- 
ed by a collection of early lancets 
ical books of historical importance. The 
eutical scales used by Dr. Josiah Bart- 
igner of the Declaration of Independence, 
anged an exhibit with the cooperation of 
the molecular models constructed by the 

from 1921 to 1953. Professor Sponsler's 
d along with related books, photographs, 

5S Re. Berenele 
% . 

and dental instruments, letters, and med 
display includes a unique set of pharmac 
lett, Bevolutionary patriot and second s 
The Biomedical Library has also arr 
the Department of Biophysics, featuring 
late 0. L. Sponsler, Professor of Botany 
models of organic molecules are displaye 
letters, and reprints. 

18 UCLA Librarian 

Goldflakes and Culture in Paris 

Herbert Ahn, formerly of the Acquisitions and Reference Departments, 
now on duty with the Army in Europe, writes that he has been in Paris since 
last August, and is feasting on the musical and dramatic events to be found 
in abundance there. In the space of a few weeks he had heard the Orchestra 
of La Scala Opera of Milan, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and a 
Tchaikowsky opera at the Opera Comique, and had seen a performance of Le 
Ballet Sovietique Moissiev, With "culture running out of my ears" Herb was 
nevertheless able to spot a package of "Goldflake" cigarettes one day on the 
Champs Elysee and buy them for Dimitry Krassovsky, who, he remembered, had 
smoked this brand with relish some twenty years ago. 

In Cloud-Cuckoo Land 

The following item, reproduced here exactly as published in the Daily 
Calif ornian for October 12, offers an example of imaginative reporting by the 
students on one of our northern campuses of conditions in the metropolis to 
the south. 

CUCKOO--Here at the University we live our daily lives by the 
toll of the Campanile. In the California southland, however, students 
study to the toll of a cuckoo clock which sounds off in UCLA's main 

Seems that students were so swayed by this new type of jazz that 
they frequently were late to classes. No wonder--the clock cooed two 
hours late! The administration returned the cuckoo to its European 
manufacturer for repair.* 

Library-Minded Schools 

The Board of Education of the Beverly Hills Unified School District is 
proud enough of its school library program to have published an interesting 
brochure about it as one of its Teachers Bulletins. Beverly Hills, the 
brochure states, is one of the few school systems in Southern California 
having libraries in all elementary and high schools. In each school it aims 
to make the library a center "where pupils have the opportunity to develop 
a love for reading and an enjoyment of books, learn to develop skill and judg- 
ment in the use of reference books and other library tools, develop discrim- 
ination in the choice of books, and acquire the habit of using the school li- 
brary so that libraries may continue to be sources for lifelong education and 

Particular stress is laid on the program of instruction in the use of the 
library, for ninety per cent of Beverly Hills' s students continue with formal 
education after graduation. This program is believed to have contributed sig- 
nificantly to the excellent college and university records of its graduates. 
For example, the brochure reports, about a hundred UCLA freshmen who were 
graduated from Beverly Hills High School maintained for one year a grade point 
average of 1.83, the highest in the state of California. 

The Supervisor of the Beverly Hills School Libraries, Hazel S. Vaughan, 
is, incidentally, a member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library. 

Toasted Readers 

"Treat your books as you would your friends," admonishes a bookmark 
issued by the Manchester and Salford (England) Trustee Savings Bank. "Do not 
throw them aside... Do not read them too close to the fire..." (Remembering, 
perhaps, what once happened to a pig in English literature who got too close 
to the f i re. ) 

* We have news for the Daily Cal -- and the Daily Bruin (also recently inter- 
ested in our clocks): New clocks have been installed in the reading room and 
the rotunda, and at last report both were doing nicely. Neither has so much 
as peeped. 

November 4, 1955 


General Sessions 

Intellectual freedom and national defense are terms which are "compatible 
only in an air of cultural tolerance and democratic intent," said the San Jose 
Mercury in an editorial welcoming the California Library Association to San 
Jose last week. Though "not the most conspicuous and not the most praised 
group, in fact quite unsung"--the editorial observed, the librarians of the 
land have one of the most important roles in our culture and one of the most 
vital fields of influence. 

San Jose's welcome to "some of the most important people in the state 
was thus warmly voiced by this newspaper which reported the CLA Conference 
fully and prominently. 

The Mercury's reference to "Intellectual Freedom and the National Defense' 
was prompted by the keynote address on this subject at the First General Ses- 
sion by Thomas K. Finletter, former Secretary of the Air Force, and now Vice- 
Chairman of the National Book Committee. Mr. Finletter spoke forcefully and 
calmly about the harm that has been done in the United States in recent years 
by the invasions of the Bill of Bights--by "peculiar lapses in our respect for 
freedom." He declared that the attacks on freedom have done as much damage as 
the destruction of many wings of "our air-atomic fleet," and he placed the 
blame for this on the failure of leaders of the community or the government to 
take a clear stand on the defense of liberties. Such failure, he held, "opens 
the way for bad men to pose as the only true patriots and to call, in the name 
of patriotism, for the destruction of our liberties and, incidentally, for 
political power for themselves." 

The damage done to freedoms in investigation of government -employees by 
untrained men is enormous, Mr. Finletter said. He warned that vigilantism is 
still prevalent; and concerning the increasing efforts at censorship of books 
he pleaded for the greatest possible use of legal processes in controlling 
abuses, rather than the preventive method, which is "ill-suited to matters of 
the mind." 

Finletter praised the work of librarians in defending the institutions 
entrusted to them, saying that "If all the rest of us will have the same de- 
votion to our ancient rights the country will be safe." 

Professor Sears Jayne, of the department of English on the Berkeley cam- 
pus, delighted his audience at the Second General Session with an address on 
"The California Scholar in British Libraries." He spoke as the fourth annual 
Edith M. Coulter Lecturer, under the auspices of the Alumni Association of 
the University of California School of Librari anship, and was introduced by 
Everett Moore, President of the Association. 

Mr. Jayne' s intimate knowledge of British libraries enabled him to speak 
entertainingly and informatively of their special riches and of their indivi- 
dual character. He had spent last year in Great Britain under a Guggenheim 
fellowship, and in the course of his research visited some fifty-eight li- 
braries, and had worked intensively in several of them, particularly the 
British Museum. His librarian hearers were especially interested in the news 
he brought about the revised publishing program for the BM catalogue and the 
plans for the new British National Library building soon to be constructed in 

In outlining amusingly an American scholar's guide to the use and under- 
standing of British scholarly libraries, Mr. Jayne made some shrewd observa- 
tions on Low Americans may, according to varying circumstances and attitudes, 
either experience frustration or find rewarding and congenial conditions for 

20 UCLA Librarian 

Robert D. Leigh, Acting Director of the Columbia University School of 
Library Service, addressed the Third General Session on the subject of 
"Better Libraries through Cooperation." Dr. Leigh is well known for his 
study of library education needs in California, and as director of the Public 
Library Inquiry. He spoke of the change in thinking about libraries, which 
has developed from the idea of the library as a building with a collection of 
books to the present concept of a many-sided service institution. 


The College, University, and Research Libraries Section met in a dinner 
and program session Wednesday evening in the Sainte Claire Hotel, at which 
the Section President, Allan R. Laursen, presided. Following the dinner, 
which was attended by more than 100 members, the diners broke into small 
groups to discuss selected common problems of library service. The discussions 
were under the general direction of Joseph Belloli, Chief Reference and Human- 
ities Librarian at Stanford University, and each group was directed by a sec- 
tion leader. Mr. Powell led the discussion on "American Librarians Abroad and 
Foreigners in Our Libraries." 

In a stimulating session on "Improving Libraries Through Cooperation in 
Setting Standards," Alan D. Covey, Librarian of Sacramento State College, dis- 
cussed the changing emphasis in the accrediting process from the concept of 
minimum quantitative standards to the idea of the attainment of ultimate goals 
through sel f -evaluation on both a quantitative and qualitative basis by means 
of questionnaires designed specifically for this purpose, using as an illus- 
tration his own questionnaire recently answered by twenty-five college li- 

Kenneth J. Brough, Librarian of the San Francisco State College, followed 
with an illuminating step-by-step description of the work of the State College 
committee in obtaining from the State Department of Finance an improved classi- 
fication and pay plan, as well as added library personnel. He emphasized the 
need for solid support from non- librari ans , and good communications with them, 
for the final success of such an undertaking. 

Another CURLS meeting dealt with "Serial Records; Some Problems of Hand- 
ling." Helen Blasdale (UC, Davis) discussing "What Records Do We Keep?" 
pointed out the extent, importance, and intricacy of serial publications in 
libraries, saying that although multiple records are necessary to serve dif- 
ferent functions and locations, some libraries overdo this and maintain over 
twenty records within their system. Helen Azhderian (USC) described the 
punched cards for payment records used at USC, which have proved to be effi- 
cient, since the different categories (dealers, destination, etc.) can be 
sorted and segregated quickly as needed. 

Mrs. Tallman presented a paper on "A Survey of Methods of Claiming Serials.* 
In order to determine the completeness and current receipt of all issues due, 
she recommended a systematic review of serial checking cards according to what- 
ever system is most suitable to the library. Special processing forms can ex- 
pedite the proper sequence of searching and claiming the delinquent issues. 

Alan Covey (Sacramento State College) brought and described the Magnadex 
file which that college is using for current serial records, consisting of a 
large metal box holding five by eight cards with flat thin magnets attached on 
their backs. These act to repel each other, so that when a section of the 
file is consulted, some ten to fifteen cards automatically spread apart for 
quick scanning. Another interesting gadget used with this is a metal V-shaped 
bar laid across the file at the point where a card has been removed. The bar 
has a slot at the bottom of the V, so that when the card is ready to be re- 
inserted in the file, it is merely dropped in the bar and automatically drops 
through the slot into the right place. 

November 4, 1955 21 

Staff Organizations Round Table 

Librarian Edwin Castagna of the Long Beach Public Library opened the SORT 
session on "Cooperative Admini stration" by defining it as 'administration 
strongly tinged with democratic ideas.' In a comprehensive paper, he discus- 
sed the basic assumptions on which democratic administration is based, out- 
lined obstacles which administrator and staff must face, and the implications 
of the democratic process. He enumerated the characteristics of such adminis- 
tration, emphasizing the importance of an atmosphere of mutual good will. 

After a brief recess, Anthony Greco presided at a lively discussion of 
"Experiences in Democratic Administration." Panel members were Mrs. Marie 
Wallace, President of CU' s Staff Association, Coit Coolidge, Librarian of the 
Richmond Public Library, Frances Christeson, Chief Reference Librarian, Los 
Angeles County Public Library, Marco Thorne, Assistant Librarian, San Diego 
Public Library, and June Bayliss, Librarian, San Marino Public Library. The 
audience was still enthusiastically discussing the subject when Mr. Greco ad- 
journed the meeting. 

Professional Education 

The Committee on Professional Education and In-Service Training conducted 
a panel on "Education for School and Children's Library Work," at which Ralph 
Blasingame, Assistant State Librarian, presided. Members of the panel were 
Dora Smith, Director of the Department of Library Science, San Jose State Col- 
lege; Virginia L. Ross, Librarian of the San Mateo County Library; and John E. 
Smith, Librarian of the Santa Barbara Public Library. 

'Standing room only' was indicative of the great interest in the subject. 
The discussions concerned themselves mainly with the problems of recruiting 
and training personnel for school and children's library work. Mr. Smith 
summarized the reports on training facilities, observing that at present the 
curricula of the four schools of librari anship in California seem to be fairly 
identifiable as to what is required of the students, and the contents of the 
courses reasonably alike; but that each school is nevertheless anxious for 
advice and counsel from the library profession itself. 

Miss Ross spoke on the ideas of library administrators as to why they 
cannot get enough school and children's librarians. Some suggest the modifi- 
cation of educational standards, such as the acceptance of graduates from non- 
accredited library schools, and others the acceptance of college graduates 
for a long period of in-service training, followed by library school. Other 
suggestions included better recruiting, better salaries, and more emphasis on 
children's work in the library schools. 

Miss Smith spoke on the recruiting problem, stating that there has been 
a failure in giving the potential librarian an insight into the philosophy of 
librari anship. She urged more dynamic recruiting by leaders in the field, 
more scholarships, wiser counseling in schools and colleges, and strengthening 
of pre- 1 ibrari anship curricula. 

Cooperative , "Centralized" Cataloging 

The Northern California Regional Group of Catalogers held a luncheon 


„eeting on Wednesday, October 26, which was also attended by many members of 
the Southern California Regional Group of Catalogers. The general Conference 
theme of Cooperation, as applied specifically to Cooperative Cataloging, was 
the subject of the two luncheon speakers. Mrs. Lois Koolwyk, Librarian of 
the Monterey County Library, described the cooperation that exists between 
her library and the Salinas Public Library, especially in the field of cata- 
loging and processing, both of which are done by the Monterey County Library 
for both libraries. Professor Edward A. Wight of the UC School of Librarian- 
ship, spoke on the subject of work simplification in cooperative cataloging, 
explaining the various techniques used in a work simplification program. 
Before the end of the meeting, both speakers were agreed that the "coopera- 
tive" cataloging under discussion would be more accurately described as 
"centralized" cataloging. 

22 UCLA Librarian 

Intellectual Freedom Committee 

An open meeting of the CLA' s Intellectual Freedom Committee was centered 
on discussion of recent efforts made tfo pass censorship bills in the Legisla- 
ture and of present threats to the freedom to read. One of the speakers was 
Assemblyman Donald Doyle of Lafayette, who had opposed passage of bills that 
might have lead to book censorship. He urged librarians to stand firmly by 
their beliefs and to continue to fight all attempts at book banning. "If you 
believe in anything and believe in it strongly enough," he said, "you should 
stand up and fight for it." He warned against the mistaken idea that princi- 
ples could be compromised for the sake of political expediency. 

Theodore Waller, former managing director of the American Book Publish- 
ers' Council, and now Vice-President of the Americana Corporation, spoke to 
the same point and referred to the problem of censorship as one of the "most 
critical and delicate" faced by publishers and librarians. The greatest safe- 
guard of a free dissemination of all points of view, he asserted, is the sys- 
tem we enjoy whereby every publisher may or may not publish whatever comes 
his way, and he emphasized that pressures exerted to discourage publication 
of unpopular ideas must always be resisted. 

The program was ended by a playing of a recording of the CBS radio broad- 
cast of October 22 concerning efforts being made to prevent continuance of the 
American Heritage Program of the Los Angeles County Library. John D. Henderson, 
who was heard on the broadcast, gave the audience some additional information 
about the matter, which is now under study by a special committee appointed by 
the County Board of Supervisors. 

Library Work With Boys and Girls 

The large audience of children's librarians and others who gathered in the 
Empire Room at the Hotel Sainte Claire for one af the final dinner meetings of 
the conference heard Frances Clarke Sayers deliver a ringing charge to all 
children's librarians to make the most of their unique and free relationship 
with children by helping them to discover for themselves the wonders of the 
world of art and imagination. A more fitting climax to the week's events could 
not have been devised. 

Among Those Present... 

UCLA was represented by ten of its staff members, including in addition to 
those already named, Page Ackerman, James Cox, Rudolf Engelbarts, Edwin Kaye, 
Deborah King, and Esther Koch. 

...Some Sideglances 

*** A good many changes were rung on the Conference's theme of Coopera 
tion, and several of the week's speakers had fun recalling that the CLA had 
before in San Jose--in 1908--and that the conference theme had been: Cooper 
tion. All agreed that some work along this line still remains to be done. 

*** Registration of delegates was suspended in the Civic Auditorium on 
Wednesday evening while the town's boxing fans regained possession of their 
arena for a light-heavyweight match. A few 1 ate- arriving and unoriented librar- 
ians reported next morning the discussion groups in this conference were the 
most violent ever experienced. 

*** The City of San Jose reminded visitors of its historic heritage (the 
first California legislature was convened here in 1849) by the faithful chiming 
by a civic center clock of a few bars of "Clementine," every hour, before strik- 
ing the hour. 






Volume 9, Number 4 

November 18, 1955 

From the Librarian 

On Tuesday evening Professor Herrick, as chairman of the Senate Library 
Committee, held an informal meeting at his home to give an opportunity for 
leisurely discussion of the larger library problems too often crowded out by 
the press of routine business at regular meetings. In addition to the commil 
tee members, special guests included past chairmen Hussey, Hinderaker, and 
Jacobs, Mr. Williams, and myself. 

A week ago the Library Council met for th 
co campus, where we walked many a mile in the 
and eyeing the new buildings of the Medical Ce 
C.M. Saunders was wearing his Librarian's cap, 
excavation for the building which will house t 
cramped in antiquated quarters. He and his st 
hibit.s for the Council, including one on Wine 
Truants, which featured non-medical books by M 
Dr. Saunders's "materials center." 

Following luncheon with the Medical Cente 
x-ray therapy facility, saw the 70,000,000 vol 
an experimental tub of water, looked one way t 
to a sheltering grove of eucalyptus which our 
coons. Refreshments were served at frequent i 
Council dined chez Saunders. 

A certain amount of library business was 
the interlibrary lending code, personnel matte 
eral spontaneous items which as usual proved e 
change of ideas and experience than the pre-st 

I drove to Berkeley with Messrs. Coney an 
brary staff association meeting, following whi 
her 1 i brari an -husband drove me back across the 
limousine in the city. 

e first time on the San Francis- 
course of meeting and eating, 
nter. Ana tomi st - author J.B. de 

and proudly showed us the deep 
he Medical Library now sadly 
aff also arranged special ex- 
and another on Doctors as 

D. 's. I also had a look at 

r Deans, the Council toured the 
t synchrotron beaming down on 
o the Golden Gate, and the other 
host said was inhabited by rac- 
ntervals by the staff, and the 

sandwiched in, and dealt with 
rs, library education, and sev- 
ven more rewarding in the ex- 
udied matters. 

d Danton, and spoke to a li- 
ch President Marie Wallace and 
bridge to catch an airport 

s Book Shop as 
sources of 

Last week I also spoke on California literature at Dawson 
the terminal lecture in the University Extension series on the 
California culture; to the annual meeting of the Antiquarian Booksellers' 
local chapter; and on Monday of this week to a meeting of the UCLA Affiliates 
held at the Clark Library, where my subject was some how-to-do-it books of 
seventeenth century England. 

As a member of the Chancellor's Committee on Building Needs and Campus 
Development I have been seeing at close range some of the problems UCLA 
faces as it rushes toward the year 1965, when the campus population is ex- 
pected to reach a total of 32,000 students and staff. 


24 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Dorothy Dragone t te has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Reference 
Section of the Biomedical Library, replacing Barbara Schneider. Mrs. Dragonette 
received her B. A. in Education from the University of Arizona and her M.S. in 
L.S. from the University of Southern California. She has worked in the Catalog 
department and as Dental Librarian at S. C. 

Donald Paul has resigned from the Bindery Section of the Acquisitions De- 
partment to accept a position with an industrial library. 


Willy Heimann, bookseller, and director of the rare book department of 
A.B. Sandbergs Bokhandel , Stockholm, visited the Library on October 24. 

Mrs. Kather ine Burche 11 Siemon, of Bedl ands, donor of the Sidney Herbert 
Burchell papers, visited the Department of Special Collections on October 27. 
Her most recent addition to the collection was the corrected typescript of her 
father's novel, A Lost Crusoe. The English-born novelist, Burchell, had used 
seventeenth century England as a background for most of his novels. In the 
second decade of the twentieth century he came to California, and using Red- 
lands in the early days of the automobile as a locale, wrote Jacob Peek, Orange 
Grower, an early novel of the citrus industry in California. 

. On November 1 G. Lester Anderson, Dean of Administration and Professor of 
Education at the University of Buffalo, visited the Education Library with 
Mrs. Anderson. 

Menno Hertzberger, Director of Nederl andsche Vereeniging van Antiquarn, in 
Amsterdam, and distinguished founder of the International League of Antiquarian 
Booksellers, visited the Library on November 4, having been in New York for the 
League's Ninth Annual Congress. He was a guest at the University Extension 
course on the booktrade that evening, to hear Mr. Powell's lecture. 

Two other European booksellers, tfons Goetz, of the Branners Bibliofile Anti- 
kvariat, Copenhagen and W.A. Swets, of Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, visited 
the Library on November 9. Mr. Swets was accompanied by his wife. 

Librarian Lewis F. Stieg of USC visited the Library yesterday on the occas- 
ion of his speaking to the staff on his experiences in the Philippines. 


In honor of Jewish Book Month an exhibit of Haggadahs from the collection 
of Justin Turner is being shown in two cases in the rotunda, from November 15 to 
December 15. 

In the foyer case, from November 15 to December 5, is an exhibit for the 
Children's Theater performance of "Treasure Island." 

The exhibit of photographs by Will Connell will continue in other cases 
through November. 

Staff writing 

Johanna Tal lman wrote the review of the World List of Abbreviations of 
Scientific, Technological and Commercial Organizations (London, Leonard Hill, 
1954) for the October issue of Subscr ipt ion Books Bui let in. 


The Arnul fo Trejos are the parents of Rachel Louise, born on November 4. 

Two Anniversaries 

The Bancroft Library on the Berkeley campus is celebrating its fiftieth anni 
versary this month; and over at the Huntington Library, Dr. Leslie E. Bliss, Li- 
brarian, was receiving congratulations last Tuesday on the completion of forty 
years of service with. the Library. 

November 18, 1955 25 

Meeting at Cal Tech 

The fall meeting of t li e College, University, and Research Libraries 
Section, Southern Division, of CLA, will be held tomorrow, at the California 
Institute of Technology. At the morning session, beginning at 10 o'clock, 
in Dabney Hall, Lewis F. Stieg, Librarian of USC, recently returned from two 
years in the Philippines, will speak on libraries in that country. At the 
luncheon meeting, at 12 o'clock in the Athenaeum, Professor Silva Lake, of 
the Department of Religion and Archaeology of Occidental College, will speak 
on "Manuscripts and Scrolls." 

Clark Library Seminars 

Seminars in bibliography for graduate students in the English and Music 
Departments of the University have met recently in the Clark Library. On 


In a recently published book, Mechanism, by Joseph Stiles Reggs, former 
Associate Professor of Engineering (McGraw-Hill, 1955), the author acknowl- 
edges his indebtedness to "Mrs. Johanna Tallman, engineering librarian, for 
her assistance over the years in locating material." Many of the references 
in the seven-page bibliography represent exhaustive and involved searching 
to identify them, particularly some of the foreign or unusual English publi- 
ca tion s . 

. . . While browsing in the stack one day . . . 

Richard Saul, student assistant in the Riomedical Library, while brows- 
ing in the stack one day, discovered a copy of The Prairie Schooner, written 
by his Uncle Rill Hooker and published under the imprint of his father's 
short-lived publishing firm, Saul Rrothers, in Chicago, in the early 1900's. 
In this book, William Francis Hooker, pioneer Milwaukee newspaperman and 
sel f-styled "bul 1 whacker," relates the stories of the freight trains with ox- 
team power and the men who handled them. 

Baja Californian is Greeted 

Arnulfo Trej o and Professor and Mrs. Russell H. Fitzgibbon represented 
the University last Sunday at a reception given by the Southwest Museum at 
its Casa de Adobe for Governor Rraulio Maldonado of Raja California. The 
reception marked the beginning of a three-year program by the Museum, under 
its Acting Director, Carl S. Dentzel, to promote closer relations with peoples 
of the northern Mexican states. Entertainment was provided by a group of 
native Mexican dancers who presented several dances dating from before the 
Conquest, including a spectacular and beautiful "Danza del Sacrificio. 

26 UCLA Librar ian 

Another Bird Expedition 

Reminiscent of the CLU Raven Expedition of 1951, in which an international 
commission of staff members sought out the Corvus Corax in our cupola,* is a 
report from our upper rotunda correspondent who sent in the following story 
about the latest bird incident in these draughty regions: 

"November 11. --Man, seeking to emulate (and snare) the bird, attempted 
flight today in the rotunda of the Library. Scores of the curious and doubt- 
ing were drawn to this modern-day Kitty Hawk. The craft was strange--a long 
pole, first without a net and then with one, attached to a man. It appeared 
several times that in sweeping attempts to snare the frightened bird, flight 
would be attained. So far, the tests have been a failure, and our feathered 
friend has for a time caused suspension of the old aeronautical theory that 
what goes up must come down." 

Professor Thomas Howell, the ornithologist who had come to our assistance 
during the Corvus Corax crisis, again answered a call to come over and advise 
the would-be fliers. Until Saturday the bird still had the upper wing and was 
flying excitedly about, showing no interest in trading places with the men on 
the ground. That morning, during one of its calm moments, a soft nylon net 
was slipped over it, and a few minutes later it was out-of-doors and on its 
own again. While Dr. Howell was here he identified the spirited creature as a 
poorwill, and discounted the theory held by one of the Circulation librarians 
that it had flown out of a hole from which the clock had been removed for "ad- 
justments." No cuckoo it, said the Professor. 

Exhibit for Barlow Society 

Louise Darling is assisting in the preparation of a pictorial display on 
"Founders of Anatomy," to be shown at the Los Angeles County Medical Associa- 
tion next Tuesday, November 22, on the occasion of the Fifteenth George Dock 
Lecture presented by the Barlow Society for the History of Medicine. The 
Dock Lecturer, speaking on "A Medical Bibliophile Abroad," is Donald Charnock, 
M.D. , president-elect of the California Medical Association. Dr. Horace 
Magoun is in charge of the exhibit, and is being assisted by Doctors Elmer 
Belt and Edgar Mauer and Miss Darling. 

"Dr. Monroe Deutsch -- A Great Teacher" 

The Santa Barbara News -Pre s s , whose publisher, Thomas M. Storke, was re- 
cently appointed to the University's Board of Regents, published an editorial, 
after the death last month of Monroe E. Deutsch, Vice-President and Provost 
Emeritus of the University, praising Dr. Deutsch's activities in furthering 
worthy community projects in Santa Barbara during two of his years of retire- 
ment. "As consultant to the Santa Barbara Public Library," the News-Press 
states, "Dr. Deutsch helped its trustees in a re-c val uation of the library's 
role and in their search for a qualified librarian which ended with the 
employment of Librarian John E. Smith. His deep belief in the important re- 
lation of a well-informed public to a working democracy prompted him to be- 
come one of the founders of the Friends of the Library here." 

"A library is as important a phase of education as a uni versi ty -- in some 
ways more, because it is available to the entire community," Dr. Deutsch is 
quoted as saying; and summing up his qualities as a great teacher, the News- 
Press observes that "He sought truth ardently and taught it with candor. 
Wherever freedom and democracy were challenged, he emerged as the champion. 
His vigor and compassion inspired generations of students and associates.' 

*For those who may have come in late, there were ravens that year in our 
belfry, and the commission was appointed to investigate why they were there and 
what they were up to. 

November 18, 1955 


Unique Item at the Clark (Says the Salesman) 

al struggle of Mrs. 

Catalogers at the Clark Library have recently been caught in the emotion- 
Mini ver- -hers being the changing of an au tomobi 1 e- - thei rs 

an IBM El ectromatic typewriter. The 
date for the passing of an era is Octo- 
ber 25, 1955, from which time all Clark 
cards will be identified as "before" 
and "after" as clearly as though 
stamped in red ink. "The new look is 
sharp, even, and elegant," says Eliza- 
beth Rice, of the Clark's cataloging 

The new IBM is unique (says the 
salesman), is "simply and scientifical- 
ly designed" (says the brochure), and 
is the only one of its kind in this 
area (says the repairman). A flick of 
the finger returns the carriage, a 
heavier depression on the underscore or 
the space bar repeats the action. The 
three "dead" keys indicate most accent 
marks, anJ the fou r ■ detachabl e keys per- 
mit the typing of almost any signaturing 
emblem. The latter keys were so new to 
the salesman he spent an entire morning learning their intricacies so that he 
might spend an afternoon teaching the new operator and the repairman. The car- 
bon ribbon attachment used for duplication on the multilith, should make a 
partner in perfection with the regular typed cards. 

Mrs. Bice reports sadness at parting with a trusted and worthy typewriter- 
friend of ten years, but welcomes the newcomer which offers such great improve- 
ment in typewriter performance. 

Acknowledgment of Omission 

In the recently published Bou 
Bookish Lore, Wit & Wisdom, Tales, 
of Inter e st to Bookmen <?- Col lee tor 
William Targ (World Publishing Com 
ductory chapter on the vast amount 
on the grounds of space limitation 
casting nets in rich waters," he w 
tempting, but I found it necessary 
tained. (Among the excellent writ 
Lawrence Clark Powell, Percy Mui r, 
Jackson, Michael Sadleir, A. W. Po 

Among the writers who were in 
Max Beerbohm, John Carter, John T. 
Pearson, and Vincent Starrett. 

Color-Blind Students Needn't Apply 

Color perception has been added to the job qualifications for assistants 
in Roberta Nixon's Bindery Preparations Section. Having had to flunk out three 
students who couldn't sort out the rainbow- col ored bindery forms, Roberta now 
uses a simple test to screen out unfortunate color-blind applicants. 

illabaisse for Bibl iophi le s ; a Treasury of 

Poetry & Nana t ives & Certain Curious Studies 
s, Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by 
pany, 1955), the editor remarks in his Intro- 

of material that had to be rejected strictly 
s. "An anthologist is like the fisherman 
rites, "My nets brought up much good that was 

to toss back a good deal more than I re- 
ers I was obliged to omit, regretfully, were 

William H. Arnold, E. Miriam Lone, Holbrook 
Hard, Richard Curie, and a score of others.)" 
eluded in this entertaining collection are 

Winterich, A. Edward Newton, Edmund Lester 

New Program in Cairo 

A recent letter from Alice M. Dugas, Chief Librarian and Bead of the Re- 
gional Clearing House of the Arab States Fundamental Education Centre in Sirs 
el-Layyan, in Egypt--a program sponsored by UN ESCO- - reports that Badr el-Dib, 
a former student of Mr. Powell's at Columbia, is now deputy librarian at the 
Centre, and that he lectures weekly at the University of Cairo. 

28 UCLA Librarian 

Statement of Principles 

At the exhibit field at the Ninth Annual Congress of the International 
League of Antiquarian Bookseller s , in New York, October 9 to 1U, the first 
tine an international conference of booksellers had been held in this coun- 
try, the Yale University Library presented the following statement of prin- 
ciples by which it is guided (reprinted here from Antiquarian Bookman, 
October 79, 1955): 

The two guiding principles of the Yale University Library 
are dedicated service and planned growth. 

No large research library discharges its duty as trustee 
for scholarly resources, from the commonest printed book to 
the rarest manuscript, unless it assumes the full task of 
cataloguing, circulating, and providing reference service for 
the resources it already has. 

Once this duty has been met, it must also foster further 
growth, not haphazardly acquiring unconnected and fractional 
materials, but by augmenting the areas of its strength, so 
that it may gradually approach the ideal of a center of stud- 
ies in chosen fields at which both the most elementary and 
the most specialized users will find what they require. 

This the institution can only achieve if its active needs 
are known to those on whom it must chiefly depend: the anti- 
quarian booksellers. 

Without the willingness of these professionals to aid a 
library in building on its strengths, planned growth is im- 
possible. And without knowledge of the strengths on which it 
is aimed to build, these professionals cannot intelligently 
furnish the indispensable help. 

It is the purpose of this exhibition to acquaint our 
guests, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, 
with the areas of collecting in which this library is present- 
ly most active. Its purpose is not exclusive, it cannot rep- 
resent or even anticipate areas in which materials would be 
eagerly acquired if offered. But it seeks to be inclusive: 
to represent, if only by individual items, a number of the 
fields in which the library hopes to enlarge its collections, 
and in which funds are currently available. 

The exhibition manifests the debt libraries and scholars 
owe to those who, while transacting business, help to link 
the past and the present with the distant future. Through 
the cooperative efforts of booksellers, collectors, and li- 
braries, the record of mankind is preserved, and on this pos- 
terity must depend for the transmission of its cultural heri- 

Tale from N.Y. 

From our New York correspondent, this library story is reported making 
the rounds of the bookish set: 

The librarian's wife waited impatiently for him to come home for dinner 
from the library. 6 o'clock, 7, 8, 9--finally midnight passedj and anon he 
comes up in a shiny new Cadillac. "You dope, you," she yells at him. "What 
question did you miss?" 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, 
James R. Cox, Sol M. Malkin, Elizabeth Rice, Helen M. Sheridan, Johanna E. 
Tallman, Arnulfo D. Trejo, L. Kenneth Wilson. Drawing by William W. Bellin, 

Office of the Librarian 
November 18, 1955 


The Survey has now been issued. Copies are available upon request 
to my office. After intensive study and discussion, agreement was reached 
among administrative staff, the acquisitions personnel, and myself on 
implementing the Survey's recommendations. Some things will be done now, 
others will take longer. Details of reorganization remain to be worked 
out; here are the major changes to be effected now. 

Although the Head of the Acquisitions department will continue to 
report to the Assistant Librarian (Mr. Williams), he will be given greater 
responsibility and authority in administering the department; details of 
thi s later. 

The Bibliographic Checking section will henceforth be known as the 
Checking section, and the col 1 ection -bui 1 din g functions, which the Section 

l.-o level, ana sne win report aireciiy 10 me on asaxgnmcnu a u j. ug y w <j P .i.. 6 
the Library's collections, particularly in the fields of the humanities and 
the social sciences. She will of course work closely with the faculty, and 
with other libraries in the region, in surveying and strengthening our col- 
lections. Miss Rosenberg and I are already used to working together in 
this area of strong mutual interest, and I anticipate an increasingly 
fruitful collaboration. Her office will be in Library 54. 

The Checking section will be headed by Miss Charlotte Spence, who will 
also coordinate the Ordering and Receiving sections as acting assistant 
head of the Acquisitions department on her present L-2 level. Miss Dorothy 
Harmon will trade positions with Miss Spence, and head the Gift and Ex- 
change section on her present L-2 level. There will be no changes in the 
other sections. The personnel of Checking, Ordering, and Receiving will be 
"fluid" in the three sections. 

We shall depend upon the experience and skill of the present personnel 
of the Checking section, both professional and non -pro f ession al , to change 
direction in stride with a maximum of speed and efficiency. As the change- 
over proceeds, professional personnel in the Checking section will be grad- 
ually employed elsewhere in the Library system, and the present non-profes- 
sional personnel therein will be increased to the degree necessary to keep 
the work of the section on a current basis. 

Lawrence Clark Powell 




Volume 9, Number 5 

December 2, 1955 

From the Librarian 

At Westwood House this noon the Library Education Seminar is host to a 
group of visiting librarians from Southern California and the wider South- 
west, as well as to UCLA administrative officers and deans. The purpose is 
to hear and discuss progress reports on our proposed Library School. 

Paul Bailey, Eagle Bock writer and publisher of Western Americana, has 
given the library his manuscripts and working papers. He and Lindley Bynum 
lunched with Wilbur Smith and me on Tuesday to celebrate his gift. 

Mr. W. H. Bosecrans and his sister, Mrs. Maj 1 Ewing, called on me last 
week to inspect the Department of Special Collections. 

Miss Coryell met with Mr. Williams, Miss Ackerman, and me to discuss a 
draft of her Committee's report on the Public Catalog. 

On Monday I attended another meeting of the Chancellor's Committee on 
Campus Building and Development. 

Talks last week included one to the Valley Branch of the Los Angeles 
County Medical Association Women's Auxiliary, and next week I shall be on 
the USC campus to give a luncheon talk to the Faculty Club. 

A staff invitation goes out today to the fall meeting of the Friends 
of the UCLA Library to be held next Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Moore Hall 145. 
The speaker will be our good neighbor Paul Wellman, whose subject will be 
"The Writing of an Historical Novel." 

One of the most readable and impo 
ever read has just been published as t 
first Chairman of the CLA Committee on 
Yelland's devoted labors as CLA Execut 
brary Organizing in California, 1909-1 
Harriet G. Eddy. It is packed with pi 
and proves again that there is no powe 
mined woman. It is going to be a basi 

Miss Eddy's account of leaving In 
a wood-burning locomotive is a classic 
the figure of James L. Gillis, State 1 
concept of statewide free library serv 
izers such as Miss Eddy. If Andy Horn 
that is un 1 ikel y- -hi s role in the writ 
brary immortality. 

rtant books of library memoirs I have 
he result of Mr. Horn's work as the 

California Library History and Edna 
ive Secretary. It is County Free Li- 
918, the personal recollections of 
ain language and high inspiration, 
r on earth equal to that of a deter- 
c text in my next course on librarian- 

yo County on a little train drawn by 

Looming heroically over the work is 
ibrarian of a generation ago, whose 
ice inspired a devoted band of organ- 
is remembered for nothing else--and 
ing of these memoirs ensures him li- 


30 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Berniece M. Christiansen, Librarian-2, has joined the staff of the 
Government Publications Reading Room, replacing Robert E. Fessenden as United 
Nations documents librarian. A native Texan, Mrs. Christiansen received her 
B.A. in sociology from St. Mary's University and her B.S. in L.S. from Our 
Lady of the Lake College, in San Antonio. Her professional experience in- 
cludes hospital, county, and public library work, and her most recent assign- 
ment was as Reference Librarian at the Richland, Washington, Public Library, 
where she was in charge of the documents collection. 

Richard A. Hudson, Senior Library Assistant, has replaced Donald Paul in 
the Bindery Section of the Acquisitions Department. Mr. Hudson received his 
B.S. from the California Institute of Technology, a B.Mus. from Oberlin Col- 
lege, and a M.Mus. from Syracuse University. He spent the years 1952-53 in 
the Netherlands on a Fulbright grant. 

Exhibits of the Month 

During December, a series of Japanese fish prints, executed by Professor 
Ihachiro Miura, Emeritus Dean of the College of Agriculture, Tokyo University, 
and Edith Miller of Los Angeles, will be on display in the exhibit case in 
the Reference Room. 

A special exhibit honoring Paul Wellman, who will speak next Tuesday to 
the Friends of the UCLA Library, will be on display in the foyer on that day. 

Commencing December 7, and continuing through the month, the Life exhi- 
bition on the Age of Exploration will be shown in the foyer, exhibit room, and 
Graduate Reading Room. The exhibition, which is based on an article published 
in Life in 1948, consists of fifty pictures (reproductions of photographs, en- 
gravings, woodcuts, drawings, paintings) in five sections: 1. Portugal Sails 
East; 2. Spain Sails West; 3. France in the New World; 4. Holland Competes 
in the East; and 5. England Competes in the East and West. It was assembled 
under the direction of Miss Margaret Scherer of the Department of Education in 
the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The brief running text describes the spirit 
and impulse behind the great discoveries of the 15th and 16th centuries, and 
quotes original sources contemporary with the period. 

New Exhibit at Biomedical Library 

"Founders of Anatomy," the pictorial display recently shown at the Los 
Angeles County Medical Association for the meeting of the Barlow Society for 
the History of Medicine, will be shown at the Biomedical Library from December 
9 through the first week of February. The exhibit consists of a series of 
panels bearing reproductions from great books in anatomy, and of a number of 
the early books from which the reproductions were made. The books are from 
the library of Dr. Robert Moes and from the collection of the Biomedical 

Final Lectures on the Booktrade 

The final lecture in University Extension's downtown course, "Introduction 
to the Booktrade," will be given next Friday evening, December 9, by Joseph S. 
Dubin, Chief Studio Counsel for Universal Pictures. Mr. Dubin is chairman of 
the Copyright Subsection of the American Bar Association, and a member of the 
Association's Committee on the Program for Revision of Copyright Law. He is 
the author of a number of books on copyright. He will speak on copyright in 
general, with particular emphasis on copying of both published and unpublished 
materials, and on methods of copyright. 

Tonight's lecture will be given by Glen Dawson, on bookselling, in which 
he will discuss techniques of selling, advertising, booksellers' catalogues, 
and the development and encouragement of collectors. 

Lectures start at 7:30 p.m., and are given at University Extension's down- 
town headquarters, 813 South Hill Street. Admission to individual lectures is 

December 2, 1955 31 


On November 10, M. Marc Monpeurt of the Foreign Department of Hachette, 
the well-known publishing house in Paris, visited the Library. He was ac- 
companied by Mr. Joseph Plauzoles , foreign publishers' representative in 
Los Angel es. 

Marcel Blancheteau, of the Paris bookstore Aux Amateurs de Livres S. A. , 
toured the Library on November 10, accompanied by local bookseller Robert 
Bennett of Bennett & Marshall. 

Father Jovian Lang, Librarian of Quincy College, Quincy, Illinois, was 
shown the Library on November 15 by Ardis Lodge. 

On November 16, Lorin Peterson of the ABC Radio News Department in 
Hollywood visited the Library. 

Jack Plotkin, Assistant Chief Reference Librarian at Stanford University, 
was a guest of the Library on November 17. 

Dr. and Mrs. Felix Pollak were guests of the Library on November 21. 
Dr. Pollak is the Rare Books Librarian at Northwestern University Library and 
the author of many of the notes appearing in the Northwestern Library News. 

About twenty members of the Library Club of the Canoga Park High School 
visited the Library on November 21, and were shown about by Robert Fessenden. 

Catalogers Meet Tomorrow 

SLA Discusses Library Education 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association met 
last Tuesday evening in the Remington Rand Auditorium to consider "Education 
for Special Librari anship ." Edwin Castagna, Long Beach City Librarian, was 
the moderator of a panel discussion in which Mrs. Johanna Tallman participated 
with Dr. Martha T. Boaz, Director of the USC Library School, Mr. C. T. Petrie, 
of the Personnel Department of the Lockheed Missiles Systems Division, and 
Mrs. Esther C. Waldron, Librarian of Los Angeles City College. Vocational 
counselors of high schools and colleges were especially invited guests at this 

Staff Publication 

Lyle Perusse is the author of "The Gothic Revival in California, 1850- 
1890," in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians , for October 

Who Listens to the Radio? 

After Arthur Mayers, who has been a resident of the Echo Park area for 
more than forty years, heard Mr. Powell on the radio recently, discussing with 
the University Explorer the varied aspects of the Library's collections and 
the problems of collecting for a large university library, he donated to the 
Library his collection of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emersoniana, together with 
photographs and association items. This is not the first gift to come as a 
result of the interview. Another was the Theodore Dreiser Collection donated 
by Mrs. Will Donaldson, which was reported in an earlier issue of the Librar- 

32 UCLA Librarian 

Hottes Collection Bequeathed to Agriculture 

The College of Agriculture recently received by the bequest of the late 
Alfred Carl Hottes, eminent horticulturist and author, his paintings of 
flowers and his files, clippings, sketches, and notes pertaining to horti- 
culture. These will be incorporated into the extensive collection of such 
material in the Herbarium of the Plant Physiology Building, which has been 
cataloged by the Agriculture Library. Dora Gerard will assist Dr. Mildred 
Mathias in arranging and cataloging the new collection. The materials will 
be of especial value in the research program Dr. Mathias is pursuing on the 
classification of ornamental plants. 

Handy Guide to Booksellers 

J. Richard Blanchard, Librarian on the Davis campus, returned in Octo- 
ber from a European trip in which he followed the time-honored custom of all 
good librarians of visiting all the book shops his time allowed. As a help 
to others he has just issued mimeographed notes about the booksellers he saw, 
with descriptions of their shops and specialties. A copy of these notes is 
available for reading from Richard O'Brien. 

Reminder of Emergency Instructions 

Chancellor Allen has called attention to the Emergency Instructions which 
are posted in rooms on campus and which describe in a few words exact procedures 
to be followed in the event of fire, earthquake, and air attack. "In order that 
we might avert a major disaster," he writes, "particularly injuries and deaths 
resulting from panic conditions, I am requesting that the instructions be read 
to all classes at the beginning of each semester and that all employees be in- 
formed of their contents periodically." 

News from Wiesbaden 

Herbert Ahn writes from Paris that he spotted the following news item in 
the Stars and Stripes about his former Reference Department colleague now in 

Ex-Marine Sole Male at Wiesbaden Library 

Wiesbaden, Germany, Nov. 14 ( Speci al )- -James F. Wylie, 
recently assigned to the air base here as librarian, is the 
only male librarian in the Wiesbaden area. 

Wylie supervises all personnel assigned to the library 
and selects and orders books. He served in the Marine Corps 
during World War II, and fought in the Guadal canal -Tul agi , 
Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian campaigns. 

Before coming to Wiesbaden he was state documents li- 
brarian at the University of California at Los Angeles. 

Progress at Claremont 

Claremont College has announced that a Honnold Library School will be 
established immediately on the Claremont campus, and that an outstanding schol- 
ar and Director for the school is being sought. The Honnold Library's three- 
year old building will soon be expanded with a wing which will provide 23,000 
additional square feet. Reporting to members of the Honnold Library Society, 
Edward D. Lyman, President, announces that the total gifts to Claremont College 
from Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Honnold' s bounties will probably amount to over 
$6,000,000, and that the Library building will represent an outlay of more than 
$2,000,000. "The Honnold Library is destined to be one of the outstanding col- 
lege libraries in the United States," he says. 

December 2, 1955 


LAPL Has Gay Time 


One of the gayest spots in holiday-bedecked downtown Los Angeles is the 
Library, whose Chi 1 dren ' s Book Fair is letting people know that "Johnny 
Read," and that if he comes to his Public Library he will have no 

trouble finding plenty of good books. 
The festive spirit is most spectac- 
ularly conveyed in the rotunda of the 
Library, where brightly colored booths 
show hundreds of attractive books in a 
setting enlivened by prancing merry-go- 
round type horses and a display of win- 
some foreign dolls. 

The Book Fair opened on November 
14, for Book Week, and special features 
of that week included talks by well- 
known children's authors, including 
Doris Gates and Frances Clarke Sayers, 
and by Dr. Frank C. Baxter of SC and TV. 
The thousand books in the main exhibit 
were lent by Vroman's; the Los Angeles 
Recreation and Parks Department supplied 
the storybook costumes; and a puppet 
show was presented by members of the 
Junior League. During Book Week, school 
buses brought children to the Fair from 
outlying parts of the city. 

Thanksgiving Feast is Fatal 

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of another Poorwill (Phalaenopt i lus nut- 
talli to you, perhaps )-- (no t a Whippoorwi 1 1 , as some of us now know)--alive 
and in healthy state, is asked to communicate with Professor Thomas Howell, of 
the department of Zoology. Our last Poorwill, who, as we reported in the Li- 
brarian for November 18, visited the Library from about November 1 until the 
12th, and was, then induced to leave his perch in the rotunda, was not, as we 
erroneously said, turned loose to the free air, but was taken to the Life 
Science Building for observation. The bird's habits of hibernation were of 
particular interest to the ornithologists there, and his presence promised to 
reveal some information about Poorwills not hitherto available. Unfortunately, 
he died after several days in the lab, probably from too sudden over-feeding 
after his long fast. 

Bird-watchers in the rotunda should be on the alert in case another of 
these little fellows shows up. According to Peterson's Field Guide to Western 
Birds, the Poorwill, "when flushed during the day... flutters up like a large 
gray-brown moth. It appears smaller than a Nighthawk, has more rounded wings 
(with no white bars). Its tail is tipped with white." His call at night is 
"a loud, oft-repeated Poor-will or more exactly, Poor-jill; when close, Poor- 

A Few Differences 

Back in 1931, 
Librari anship, a c 
loguing, such cour 
(2) a modern Orien 
(4) Library routin 
course were "pract 
ing. This was the 
ing a brochure en t 
(London: His Maje 
a few differences 

in order to 
andidate stud 
ses as ( 1 ) La 
tal or Europe 
e, and (5) En 
ical instruct 

discovery ma 
i tied " Choi ce 
sty ' s Station 
between this 

quire the University of London Diploma in 

t ed, in addition to bibliography and Cala- 
is i ._ o l. _ • .. -_ /-l ;„„1 A-ok 


lea, in aaaicion lo uiuiiugiajjuy anu i-qkc- 
tin or Greek or Sanskrit or Classical Arabic, 
an language, (3) Palaeography and archives, 
glish composition. Also included in the 
ion in Library Administration" and book bind- 
de by Elizabeth Stone and Mary Ryan in perus- 

of Careers Series, No. 11. Li brari anship" 
ery Office, 1931). They could not but note 
program and the 'Chicago approach' of '55. 

34 UCLA Librarian 

Arizona and Kansas Reporting 

Fleming Bennett, Librarian of the University of Arizona, in his annual 
report for 1954-1955, describes the several operational economies devised to 
increase productivity in an overcrowded library building; points out the im- 
mediate need for a special facility to house the Library's irreplaceable 
Arizona Collection and other rare and valuable book treasures; and reports 
the establishment of a course in the research use of the library to be given 
by the staff of the Reference Department. 

The first annual report of the University of Kansas Libraries (all 
earlier reporting was biennial), has been received from Robert Vosper, Direc- 
tor of Libraries, who enthusiastically reports the steady growth and activity 
of the KU Libraries. He cites significant purchases of the year, outlines 
procedural surveys conducted by the several library departments, and the sub- 
sequent revamping, mechanization, and overhauling which produced a simplifi- 
cation of procedures and records. 

Noteworthy building developments are described, including the opening of 
the new Science Library, the remodelling and renovation of the Main Library 
building, and the installation of air conditioning in the rare book stack. 

In the spring Kansas was a host library for a Department of State ex- 
change program, which brought Mr. Syed Bashirrudin, Librarian of the Muslim 
University, Aligarh, India, to Lawrence for an extended visit. 

Mr. Vosper concludes his report with an observation that "the optimistic 
tone of this report is the direct result of the imagination and vigor of a 
first-rate staff." 

Creative Writing Center at Stanford 

The Stanford University Library's new Jones Room, which has been developed 
out of a former lecture room, will absorb the Library's "Poetry Alcove" and its 
phono-record collection. According to William B. Ready, who has described in 
the Stanford Library Bulletin the transformation of the room, "with its crowded 
desks, its old and flapping blinds," into a handsome room with new cork floor, 
cabinets, bookshelves, and coffee bar, it will become a center for creative 
writing activities on that campus. "The massive seminar table is a prime ex- 
ample of the best in modern furniture design. The lamps and the chairs, coming 
from Denmark, are of the same quality. It will enhance a whole area of library 
activities..." Dr. Edward Jones was the donor of the room and Professor Wallace 
Stegner was helpful in working out the new facilities. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, James R. 
Cox, Dora M. Gerard, Robert F. Lewis, Helene E. Schimansky, Helen M. Sheridan, 
Wilbur J. Smith, Elizabeth Stone, Gordon Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. Drawing 
by William W. Bellin. 



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Volume 9. Number 6 

December 16, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Under the Chairmanship of Professor Samuel Herrick, the Library Committee 
of the Academic Senate held another informal evening meeting last Tuesday at 
the home of Dr. Willard Goodwin, and again Mr. Williams and I represented the 
Library's position in matters of allocation of book funds, branch library 
policy, and the statewide University libraries' "common pool" concept. 

The Chancellor's Administrative Council and the Buildings and Campus 
Development Committee were also on this week's agenda. 

Mrs. Margaret Uridge, Interlibrary Borrowing Librarian from Berkeley, 
and I were guests on Monday at a luncheon in the Medical Center given by Miss 
Darling and several of her M.D. colleagues. Also present were Associate Dean 
Ross, Professors Madden and Magoun, and Professors of Zoology Clara Szego, 
and Assistant Biomedical Librarian Scheerer. 

I spoke last Saturday to the Gl endal e-Eagl e Rock Chapter of 
"Some Seasonal and Lasting Joys of Literature. 

the A.A.U.W. 

Canoga Park botanist-painter Eugene Murman, accompanied by his librarian 
wife, brought in the latest fruits of his work in the form of thirty-six more 
drawings of California flora, now making a total of 350 we have acquired from 
him during the past fifteen years. Mr. Murman will be 82 in April, and is 
still going strong. 

University Landscape Architect Ralph D. Cornell called recently to pre- 
sent a replacement plan for the diseased oak trees at Clark Library. Ficus 
Macrophylla and Pittosporum Undulatum are the main features of the planting- 

Miss Hazel Dean of the USC Library School faculty lunched with Miss 
Ackerman, Mr. Williams, and me last week to chat about the place of catalog- 
ing in library education. 

The recent 
and rel ated f i e 
designed his fi 
Wyck' s Robinson 
accessioning ce 
signed and illu 
"The Ghost in t 
exciting of mod 
work before he 
wrappers for Ne 
Landau apartmen 

death of Al vin Lustig, designer extraordinary in graphic arts 
Ids, recalled early Los Angeles associations with him when he 
rst book at the Ward Ritchie Press. This was William Van 

Jeffers; and it served as number 300,000 when we had a little 
remony in the Acquisitions department. In 1940 Lustig de- 
strated (from geometrical type ornaments) a long poem called 
he Underblows," which remains one of the most brilliant and 
em books. Our Library held the first exhibit of Lustig' s 
went East and his signature became a familiar one on dust 
w Directions, Random House, and other publishers. The Beverly- 
t on Olympic Boulevard was designed by Lustig. 


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At the time of his death he had been blind 
for a year, but, according to Matt Weinstock, the 
help given him by his devoted wife, Elaine, made 
it one of the most productive years of his life. 
He was only thirty-nine when he died. 

Following his appearance on campus as Presi- 
dent of the Friends of the UCLA Library, Dwight L. 
Clarke donned his scholar's cap and lectured to 
the Zamorano Club on "Stephen W. Kearny, A Reap- 
praisal With Corrections," in which he shed new 
light on one of the West's great military figures. 




Personnel Notes 

Irene Struffert has returned to the UCLA Li 

brary staff, after an absence of five years, to 

replace Sumiko Tsusaki as Librarian-2, in the 
.-_i .. • -r .-i c ■ • i^i c^. 

Sin ce 


catalog section of the Engineering Library. ^.im,c 
leaving the Catalog Department in 1950, Miss Struf- 
fert has served with the Armed Forces Library Serv- 
ice in Tokyo, and more recently, in Alaska. During 
this five-year period she also spent a year as a 
senior reference librarian at Sacramento State Col- 
lege. She received her B.A. from Fresno State Col- 
lege, and her Certificate in Li brari an ship from the 
University of California. 

Scott Kennedy , Physics Librarian, has resigned 
to accept a position as Librarian of the National 
Reactor Test Station near Idaho Falls, Idaho. The 
Station is an Atomic Energy facility administered 
by the Phillips Petroleum Company, and has a li- 
brary of some 30,000 technical reports, in addition 
to 10,000 books and journals. 

Mrs. Edna Lagano, who has joined the staff of 
the Circulation Department as a Senior Library As- 
sistant, has had library experience in the Santa 
Monica City Schools, Long Beach Public Library, and 

Mrs. Helen D. Henderson, Senior Library Assist- 
ant in the Reference Department, and Mrs. Anna M. 
Simonson, Typist-Clerk in the Chemistry Library, 
have resigned their positions. 

Mrs. Mary K. Nelson has accepted a- position as 
Senior Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions Department. 
Mrs. Nelson attended Radcliffe and Goucher Col- 
leges, and received a B. S. in English from North- 
western University. 

Peter R. McNellis , who has been appointed Ty- 
pist-Clerk in the Catalog Department, attended El 
Camino College, has studied through University Ex- 
tension, and has had library experience, in addi- 
tion to a long enlistment, in the Navy. 

Dorothy Warren has recently become engaged to 
be married, and will resign from her position as 
Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 

Karm Waller, Ty pi s t- CI erk , has transferred 
from the Catalog Department to the Chemistry Li- 

Helen Peak, Senior Library Assistant, has 
transferred to the Institute of Industrial Rela- 
tions Library from the Acquisitions Department. 

December 16, 1955 



On November 28 Paul D. Bailey, of the West- 
ernlore Press of Los Angeles, and author of sever- 
al books on the West, visited the Department of 
Special Collections. The typescripts of several 
of his works are housed there. 

Visitors from the Santa Barbara campus on 
December 2 included Mrs. Violet Shue , Reference 
Librarian, and her assistant, Miss Barbara Terry, 
who consulted with Mrs. Euler in the Reference 
Department and Mr. Mink in the Department of Spec- 
ial Collections; and Claire Eschelbach, of the 
Santa Barbara Catalog Department, who visited our 
Catalog Department to discuss the processing of 
audio-visual materials with Mr. Engelbarts and 
Miss Koch, and also visited Miss Doxsee in the 
Music Library. 

On December 5 Miss Jacqueline Monnier , French 
representative in the London office of the World 
Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, visited 
the Graduate Reading Room for assistance in select- 
ing English language materials in the field of 
youth work to purchase and take back to Europe. 

Paul Jolowicz, representative of Walter John- 
son, New York serial dealer, visited the Acquisition 

Mrs. Margaret D. Uridge , Head of the Interlibra 
the Berkeley campus, visited the Library last Monday 
Euler, Mr. Miles, and Mr. Moore; and she was Mr. Pow 
She came to Los Angeles to address an institute of s 
ods of work simplification. 

s Department on December 

ry Borrowing Service on 

to confer with Mrs. 
ell's guest for lunch, 
chool librarians on meth- 

Library Holiday Schedule 

During the Christmas Recess, Main Library hours will be as follows: 



December 18, Sunday Closed 

December 19, Monday, to December 23, Friday ... 8 a.m. to 

December 24, Saturday, to December 26, Monday . Closed 

December 27, Tuesday, to December 30, Friday .. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

December 31, Saturday, to January 2, Monday ... Closed 

January 3, Tuesday Resume Regular Schedule 

Ignored Me," Says Son 

Revelations by a Historical Novelist 

Paul I. Wellman's address to the Friends of the UCLA Library last week 
was a pleasant addition to the series of personal appearances ot writers tell- 
ing of their own experiences in pursuing their art. Mr. Wellman's engaging 
observations on the way he has gone about his research for his widely read 
historical novels gave the audience a chance to see how a careful author makes 
creative use of the long process of study that goes into the writing of a book, 


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He made clear his devotion to historical truth, and also revealed some of 
the secret of his special success as a novelist in his reflections on human 
motivations and on the strengths and weaknesses the figures of history dis- 
play when they are brought to life by the author. Above all, he stressed, 
the historical novelist, in re-creating his truelife figures, must portray 
them in such a way that no violence will be done to their actual character- 
istics. He takes a pardonable pride in the fact that he has adhered faith- 
fully to this principle in his writing. 

The George Altman Theater Library 

Through the good offices of the 
been enabled to purchase the great t 
The collection, amounting to over 7, 
material relating to the German thea 
and Italian drama and theater. It w 
hensive collection of theatrical boo 
to the stage, in private hands in th 
not known in any other library, pub! 

Dr. Altman was, before his reti 
producers and directors in Germany, 
more than fifty years of ardent coll 

In addition to the theatrical m 
volumes of standard and classic Germ 
side campus. 

Board of Regents 
heatri cal 1 i br ary 
000 volumes is pa 
ter in the Age of 
as probably the 1 
k s, and of pi c tor 
e United States, 
ic or private, in 
rement, one of th 

His 1 i brary repr 
ec ting. 

ateri al s the 1 ibr 
an literature whi 

the Library has just 

of Dr. George Altman. 
rticularly rich in 

Goethe, and the French 
argest and most compre- 
ial material relating 

It contains many items 

this country, 
e most distinguished 
esents the fruits of 

ary also contains many 
ch will go to the River- 

Edith Wynne Matthison Papers 

A substantial gift of p 
Wynne Matthison, who died re 
through the kindness of Miss 
thison was a much-admired fi 
the last years of the ninete 
famous for her purity of spe 
played with equal success in 
which she was best known in 
appeared in 1902. 

During her years with t 
Irving's leading lady, Miss 
actresses of the English the 
Charles Rann Kennedy she bee 
Yeats, Shaw, and Chesterton. 
on religious themes, and Mis 

apers and mementoes from the estate of Edith 
cently in Westwood, will come to the Library 

Margaret Gage of Pacific Palisades. Miss Mat- 
gure of the English and American stage during 
enth century and the first part of the twentieth, 
ech and the sincerity of her portrayals. She 

Greek and Shakespearean drama, but the role for 
this country was "Everyman," in which she first 

he Ben Greet Company, and later as Sir Henry 
Matthison came to know the great actors and 
ater's golden age; as the wife of the playwright 
ame part of a literary group which included 

Kennedy was known particularly for his plays 
s Matthison toured widely with him in a number 
of these, over many years. Most 
recently the Kennedys were trustees 
and heads of the drama department 
of the Bennett Junior College at 
Millbrook, New York, and there they 
first met Miss Gage, who became 
their friend, actress, and compan- 
ion on several of their tours, and 
is now executrix of Mrs. Kennedy's 

Two years after her husband's 
death in 1950, Mrs. Kennedy gave the 
Library a large and well-ordered col- 
lection of his papers. Files of cor- 
respondence, plays, and poems made 
up the bulk of the donation, with 
some Edith Wynne Matthison material 
included. Now Miss Gage's gift is 
expected to complete the Library's 
fortunate collection of materials by 
and about these colorful persons of 
the theater. 

December 16, 1955 


Notes from the Branches 

Masjorie Mansouri reports from Home Economics that "the services ren- 
dered by branch librarians are many and varied. No librarian, I think, has 
ever been called upon to take part in as challenging a series of tests i 
interests of science I am prepared to do everything I c; 

Cake- testing! 

I have. In the 

to aid in this survey 


The assignment: 

Grace Hunt is literally running the English Reading Room with her left 
hand these days. She broke the right one last week. It is hoped it will 
be thoroughly healed in time for the Rose Bowl. 

Staff Party on Monday 

All staff members are cordially invited to the Christmas Party next 
Monday in the Staff Room, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. There will be musical enter- 
tainment and delectable goodies to eat and drink; and a shortwave radio re- 
port says that Santa Claus has the date on his cal- 
endar, and expects good flying weather that day, so 
that he'll certainly make it on time. Part of the 
message about a prize being offered to the one who 
can identify him was obviously garbled, since pre- 
sumably everyone knows Santa Claus, and will recog- 
nize him as the one with the white beard. 

The Library Staff Association is again adopt- 
ing a needy family for Christmas, and the gifts and 
canned goods which are to be sent to them will be 
shown to the party. 

Library School Planning Conference 

The past year's work of the Library Education 
Seminar came to a climax on December 2 at the UCLA 
Library School Planning Conference held at a lunch- 
eon in Westwood Village which was presided over by 
Librarian Powell. Regent Edward A. Dickson, Deans 
Vern 0. Knudsen, Gustave 0. Arlt, Paul A. Dodd, and 
Franklin P. Rol fe, and Professors Earl L. Griggs and George E. Mowry, Mrs. 
Frances Clarke Sayers, and Librarians Donald Davidson of Santa Barbara and 
Edwin T. Coman of Riverside were present from the University; and visiting 

librarians among the guests included Harold Batchelor, of Arizona Stat* 
r-i _•__ d ..■. _r ^L_ it • , ».. „ *• a„;, „ n^„;j o ui l,os iiiigcics futility, i->i i am. _ 

Elizabeth Neal of Compton College, Thelma Reid of the San Diego Schools, 
Howard Rowe of San Bernardino, John E. Smith of Santa Barbara, and Hazel 
Vaughan of the Beverly Hills Schools. Chancellor Allen, who was in Washing- 
ton, D. C. , had sent his regrets, as did Dean Lee, Henry Madden of Fresno, 
and Marjorie Donaldson of Pasadena. 

There were brief comments from most of the guests, ranging from Regent 
Dickson's reiteration of the opinion he has long held that graduate library 
training in southern California should be the responsibility of the State 
University, to the statements of interest, encouragement, and support made 
by the deans and faculty members. Librarians Batchelor, Fleming, and Keller 
all expressed the need of the entire Southwest for more well-trained librar- 
ians to help meet the expansive needs of all kinds of libraries here; and 
the visiting librarians from southern California indicated warm support for 
a school which will help to train new librarians more adequately than pres- 
ent programs can 


programs can. 
The star performers from the Seminar were Page Ackerman, who presented 
t-Leigh-Report statistical information on needs for library education 


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facilities; Gladys Coryell, speaking on plans 
for a school curriculum; Ardis Lodge, on an 
admissions program; Jean Moore, on the selec- 
tion of a faculty; Gordon Williams, on the 
general objectives of the school; and Frances 
Clarke Sayers, who, as one of the final speak- 
ers, presented a stirring plea for a kind of 
library education that will assure future gen- 
erations of children every possible opportun- 
ity to know good books. 

Through all the four- hour- 1 on g but never 
lagging program of review, analysis, and ex- 
pression of hope for success of the library 
school plans, Mr. Powell guided the after- 
noon's proceedings as he had the series of 
preparatory Seminar meetings of last winter 
and spring. This session may now be consid- 
ered one of the major milestones in the pro- 
gram for the development of a school at UCLA. 

One to Ten 

Mr. Powell has contri 
"Ten Books," to a small vo 
the Malibu Press under the 
of Essays on the Choos ing 
Written by Men Who Are Boo 
Some Personal Lists. Othe 
Harlan Ware (author), Ward 
Gordon Holmquist (composit 
(pressman), Philip C. Dusc 
(critic). The book is iss 
and David, Andrew, and Mar 

(Librarian) Powell's 
as a 'package deal.' They 
merely their bare choice, 
revelation, telling the wo 
psychoanalyst all he needs 
the analyst." Number One 
tween this and some books 
ais, Shakespeare, Mark Twa 
he provides the kind of va 
existence, whether on dese 

buted an essay, 
1 ume pu bl i shed by 

title, A Se r ie s 
of Books; The Whole 
kmen, together with 
r contributors are 

Ritchie (designer), 
or), Perry R. Long 
hnes (bookseller), and 
ued as a Christmas gre 
y Ann Gi ] man . 
list of books is, he s 

form a little library 
even though I said not 
rid what kind of man t 

to skin and scalp thi 
on his list: Webster' 
by such reasonably wel 
in, 11. Melville, D. H. 
riety that is frequent 
rt isle or rocky shore 

the late Joseph Henry Jackson 
eting from Bee and Page Gilman, 

ays, "not recommended to others 
for L.C.P., and I realize that 
hing about them, is an act of 
heir chooser is, and giving a 
s sinner. So be it. A fig to 
s Unabridged Dictionary. Be- 
l-known authors such as Rebel- 
Lawrence, and E. Britannica, 
ly held to add spice to one's 

25,000 by '65 

The Library's plannin 
predictions that have been 
now and 1965. Because of 
throughout the state of Ca 
twelve to fifteen years, a 
needs in curricula, staff, 
facilities is being undert 
Angeles campus, a student 
assumed increase of about 


g for the next ten years is being guided in part by 

made about the growth of the University between 
the estimated increase in the college-age population 
lifornia, which may more than double within the next 
systematic analysis of the University's long-range 
research, budgets, buildings, and other physical 
aken by the University administration. On the Los 
body of 25,000 is anticipated by 1965, based on an 
1,000 per year for each of the next ten years. 

Dean Paul A. Dodd, of the College of Letters 
and Science, observing that the College will 
share in the total campus student enrollment in 
about the same proportion that it now shares on 
the campus- - approximatel y sixty per cent of the 
total enrol lmen t- - states that it can expect a 
total of about 16,000 students by 1965. A grad- 
ual shift in student enrollment to upper division 

December 16, 1955 


and graduate fields of study is looked for, so that the 
College enrollment will increase about as follows: 





ec ted 

en rol lmen t 

en re 

1 lmen t 

Fall, 1955 


, 1965 




3, 598 



1 , 600 ( approx 




1 ed on the 

chairmen o 

f departments 


concentration in 

reful ly "to 

el iminate 

or re 


ciencies un 


whi ch 

we are now 

Some o f th 



points out, 

and are ill 

us trate 

d by the 


ction a few 



ore World 

r years and 




rovide adeq 




1 i brary , 

and other needs 





There fore, 


s ta 


, "it 

is lm- 

our plans 




ture . 

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ties of the 

si t 

ua tion 

wi th 


Lower Division 
Uppe r Di vi si on 
Graduate Division 

Dean Dodd has cal 
and of curricular and 
the College to plan ca 
significantly the defi 
required to operate." 
are of long standing, 
toward graduate instru 
War II. During the wa 
it was impossible to p 
research, laboratory, 
graduate instruction, 
perative that we build 
full view of the reali 
we are confronted." 

CU News Is Ten Years Old 

The Berkeley Library's "family newspaper," CU News, 
observed its tenth anniversary on December 1, and Mr. 
Coney took occasion to glance back at its first decade, 
during which the Library's collection became "bigger by 
some 800,000 volumes, and consequently and certainly 
more nearly equal to the task imposed upon it by the 
scholarly community it serves." The Library's quarters, 
he noted, are "better by a great deal;" and "staff is 
more nearly adequate to the job." 

CU News took the place in 1945 of an occasional 
News Bulletin, which had been issued by the former Li- 
brarian's Association, forerunner of the present Staff 
Association. ]t has been published with admirable 
regularity ever since, and though it has never striven 
to widen its circulation beyond the campus at Berkeley 
it is now read by many in other parts of California 
and the United States, and by some in foreign parts. 
The Berkeley Library was, in fact, one of a few that 
led the way in the early postwar days in showing how 
the staff of a large library could be kept informed 
through such a medium about the many interests and ac- 
tivities of the library. There is now scarcely a 
large library in the country that would consider it 
possible to carry on successfully without some such 
regularly issued bulletin for its staff. 

Congratulations, CU News, and many happy returns! 

"Yale Conversation Studies" 

Listed in the Princeton University Library Bui le tin, 
for November, among some solemn titles of periodicals 
like Decheniana Be ihe ft , Das Alter turn, Giornale di 
Metafisica, Neon Athenaion, and Mouse News Letter, is 
one which seems to herald a swing back to more humane 
interests after too long a preoccupation with mundane 


UCLA Librar ian 

affairs. The title, Yale Conversation Studies , may, at long last, be what 
the scholar has dreamed of--a monographic series to be savored at one's 
leisure by the flickering firelight. The nearest we have to it in our serials 
file is a crass-sounding thing called Yale Conservation Studies; and we may 
only hope the Library Committee will see that we get into this more cultured 
company with a subscription to the conversational one, too. 

About Andy Horn 

more than thirty years' service, Andy Horn is retiring, and will 
easy," says a news report--not from Chapel Hill, N . C. , but from 

in question is the proprietor of the ASUC 

"take 1 i f e 

Berkeley, Calif. The A. Horn in question is the 

Barber Shop in the Stephens Union on the Berkeley campus. He is 74 years 
old, which explains why it is this Andy Horn who is retiring and not the one 
we know in North Carolina. 

The Yolo Loam Beneath Us 

James H. Pope, Judge of the Municipal Court of Los Angeles, writing to 
Mr. Powell recently to offer the Library the books pertaining to mining 
engineering which comprise the library of the late John S. Schroeder, for 
many years an engineer of Phelps Dodge, wrote as follows in observing the de- 
velopment of the University at Los Angeles: 

I live in a constant state of ama 
your institution. It does not require 
to foresee the day when it will be the 
in the world. If the prediction sees 
is destined to extend from Santa Barba 
cently appeared in the United States N 
I accept the prediction on faith- -then 
unlimited. To define its future statu 

I was a visitor in the legislativ 
the day the bill for establishment was 
listened to the debates. Arguments t.h 
little one can read the future. The p 
the establishment that the soil in the 
value and therefore it was not a prope 
Charles Lyons from Los Angeles County 
answer the objection, and said that he 
that the soil at the proposed site was 
Loam . 

This was not responded to. 

As we know, the bill passed. 

zement at the growth of 
the vision of a prophet 
equal of any university 

fruition that Los Angeles 

ra to San Diego, as re- 

ews and World Report --and 
the future of UCLA is 

s is impossi bl e. 

e chamber at Sacramento 
before the house, and I 

at I heard then show how 

oint was urged against 
vicinity was of little 

r site for a university. 

claimed the floor to 
was prepared to prove 
of the very best Yolo 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, William 
W. Bellin, James B. Cox, Norma Kennedy, Lyle F. Perusse, Helen B. Sheridan, 
Gordon Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. Drawings by William W. Bellin. 

JAN a 





Volume 9, Number 7 

December 30, 1955 

From the Librarian 

I am home this week, working on a variety of assignments for next year, 
and in this final issue of 1955 my thoughts turn back on what has been one of 
the best years of all that I have known at UCLA. The stack addition was 
funded, the collections were notably enriched, the staff developed the best 
esprit that I have ever observed; and the dreamed-of, hoped-for, worked-on 
graduate library school began to take shape as the result of intensive, sus- 
tained work by our planning seminar. That the school is needed, the profes- 
sion is telling us in mounting letters, resolutions, and petitions from all 
over the Southwest. 

What makes a librarian? What is the essence of our 
tion from a library school alone is not enough, any more 
is a guarantee of scholarship. Understanding, devotion, 
ness to change one's way of life in order that ideals be 
ed--these are some of the marks of a professional person 
staff true librarians without benefit of degrees, whose long experience at 
UCLA is of at. least equivalent educational worth to that which they could 
gain in most library schools today. 

profession? Gradua- 
than a Ph.D. degree 
sacrifice, a willing- 
fostered and extend- 
We have on our 

It is impossible 
made outstanding contr 
satile and active grou 
Williams for the succe 
the Extension course c 
successive Friday nigh 
ally gave, these lectu 
Mr. O'Brien one. All 
to li brari anship. Thi 
promotion or claim for 
ing, stature, and pres 
dents will have on thi 
people demonstrating i 

to single out 

i bu tions to 1 i 
p. I do want 
ss he achieved 
ailed " In t rodu 
ts Mr. William 
res. Miss Ros 
of these peopl 
s extra effort 
so-called ove 
tige. One of 
s campus i s th 
n various ways 

all the individuals on the staff who have 
brarianship during 1955. We have a ver- 
especially, however, to thank Gordon 

in planning, organizing, and directing 
ction to the Book Trade." For twelve 
s went downtown and conducted, or actu- 
enberg and Miss Lodge gave two each, 
e did this out of professional devotion 
, without benefit of material reward or 
rtime, is what gives a profession mean- 
the great advantages library school stu- 
e constant example of a large group of 

what it means to be a librarian. 

Professor Rudolph H. Gjelsness, Chairman of the Department of Library 
Science of the University of Michigan, now on sabbatical leave in Mexico City, 
has accepted my invitation to come as a consultant next month, at which time 
he will review the library school plans in preparation for the budget request 
to be submitted early in the spring. Many of us feel that Professor Gjelsness 
is the dean of present-day library educators, and we look to him for advice in 
matters of curriculum and other arrangements both philosophical and physical. 

So it is on a thankful, eager, and hopeful note that we end a good year 
and enter one which we pray will be even better, in the opportunities it 
brings for advancing libraries and 1 i brari anship in and around UCLA. 


44 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Donald Black, Librarian-1, Engineering Library, will replace Scott 
Kennedy as Physics Librarian, effective January 3. 

Inadvertently omitted from the last issue of the Librarian was the 
resignation of Roslein Auf der Heide, of the Institute of Industrial Rela- 
tions Library, to be married. 

Elizabe th V. Bork has accepted a position as Senior Library Assistant, 
in the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department. Miss Bork' s exper- 
ience includes work in the Prescott, Arizona, Public Library and the Univer- 
sity of Arizona and USC Libraries. She received her B.A. from USC, and is 
now enrolled in library science courses at the Immaculate Heart College. 

Beverly Gibson, Typist-Clerk, has transferred from the Circulation De- 
partment to the Biomedical Library. 

Mrs. Doris Blick, Senior Typist-Clerk in the Librarian's Office, has 
resigned to study full-time at the USC School of Library Science during the 
spring semester. 

Service Awards Granted 

At the Chancellor's Annual Non-Academic Christmas Open House on the 22nd, 
honoring employees of twenty-five years' service with the University, Miss 
Humiston was awarded a certificate for her thirty years with the University, 
and Miss Coryell was honored for her twenty- five years of service. 


Miss Hana Fukuda, of the faculty of Music of the Aoyama Gakuin, in Tokyo, 
now a doctoral candidate in music education at USC, visited the Library on 
December 9, and brought greetings to some of our staff members from mutual 
friends in Japan. 

On December 14, Elton E. Shell, Librarian of the School of Religion of 
the University of Southern California, and Professors Willis W. Fisher and 
Eric L. Titus visited the Library, and were shown some of the collections in 
religion, philosophy, and history by Miss Riley. 

Report on the Christmas Party 

A successful Staff Association year was climaxed by the Christmas Party 
on December 19. The Social Committee, Ursula Burleigh, chairman, and Paula 
Loy, Ralph Lyon, Mate McCurdy, Helen Sheridan, Carol Spaziani, and Arnul fo 
Trejo, was acclaimed for putting on such a thoroughly enjoyable party. The 
Staff Room Committee, Wilma Fledderman and Kenneth Wilson, helped with the 
refreshments. Amy Trejo excelled as master of ceremonies. 

Santa Claus appeared as promised," (says an uncensored report received by the 

blushing Editor), "and to our surprise, he was none other than Everett Moore. 

Jim Cox wa3 given the prize by Mr. Powell for guessing Santa's identity. The 

Committee wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Moore, who displayed hidden 

talents, which were not known to the Library Staff." 

The entertainment was led by the versatile B-Flat Bibliophiles (Kenny 
Wilson, Jim Cox, Bob Faris, and Don Black.) Mary Jane Senser played the 
organ, and Karin Waller sang. 

Staff Members Are CSEA Officers 

Page Ackerman has been elected Represen tati ve- at-Large for 1956 for 
University Chapter 44 of the California State Employees' Association, and 
has been chosen as a delegate to the 26th General Council at Sacramento, 
February 11 and 12. Elizabeth Bradstreet continues as member of the Person- 
nel Committee for the second of her three-year term. 

December 30, 1955 


Gift to Chartres from the Staff Association 

An appeal for assistance from the Committee on Documentary Reproduction 
of the American Historical Association is being answered by the Library Staff 
Association. This committee is engaged in locating American photo reprodu c- 
tions of European manuscripts that were destroyed during the war, and obtain- 
ing copies for the original owning libraries. It happens that Chartres Ms. 
70, which was one of those destroyed during a bombing raid, is among some 
medieval manuscripts of which there are photocopies in the UCLA Library. The 
Committee has observed that Professor Arthur Patch McKinlay reported in the 
Bulletin of Progress of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (No. 22, 1953) that 
we had a microfilm of this manuscript, and has asked whether we are willing 
to have it duplicated for presentation to the library at Chartres. Our reply 
is that we surely are, and that a copy is being made and will be sent to 
Chartres as a gift from the Staff Association. 

The Committee points out that it is engaged in this project "both in the 
interests of scholarship and as a bit of reciprocity on the part of American 
scholars for the courtesies we receive constantly in Europe where we study 
and microfilm manuscripts. Another advantage is that these gestures make 
clear to curators of European manuscripts the advantage of having them micro- 
filmed, thus preserving irreplaceable sources of information." 


One of the most remarkable 
greeting cards received by 
the Library from friends, 
co I leagues , patrons, and 
readers was a practically 
life-sized por trait of 
Mr. Magoo in the role of 
Santa Claus, which was 
sent from his producers , 
the United Produc tions of 
Ame r ica , and has adorned 
the wall of the Interli- 
brary Loans office during 
the holiday season. 

About the Fish Prints 

Dora Gerard has reported that it was through last year' 
Professor Tyozaburo Tanaka's notebook, in which he had beaut 
water colors of citrus fruits, that she became interested in 
"The present exhibit in the Main Reading room case," she say 
prints sent me from Japan by Prof. Tanaka's friend Professor 
Emeritus Dean of the College of Agriculture at Tokyo Univers 
dent of the Forestry Society of Japan, who is 'an expert of 
and an excellent fish-print artist.' They are rubbings made 
caught fish brushed with either black India ink or vermilion 
compound) and placed against rice paper. The print is made 
and pressing the paper by the palm of the hand, the eye bein 
the fish is done. 

"A group of prints by ano 
ted by Professor Waldo Furgaso 
are now in the Graduate Readin 

Santa Monica Pier. There are 
the Santa Monica Library. Inc 

ther friend, Edith Miller, was 
n in the Life Science Ruilding 
g Room. Hers are made from fi 
other exhibits of her work on 
identally, she cannot prepare 

s exhi bit of 
i ful 1 y executed 

f i sh -prin ts . 
s , " con tains 

Ihachiro Miura, 
ity, and Presi- 
amateur fishing 

from fresh 

ink (mercury 
by gently rubbing 
g painted after 

recently exhibi- 
; a few of these 
sh caught on the 
the pier and in 
them 'it home, 

46 UCLA Librarian 

because her cats also find it a fascinating process. These prints are prized 

for their aesthetic value, and for then scientific value in counting scales; 

and, in Japan, for a variation of the old fish story- -visuaj proof of the 
size of fish caught." 

New Reference Books 

The first issue of New Reference Rooks at UCLA, a new quarterly listing 
of some of the more important additions to the reference collections of the 
University Library, was published last week. Ardis Lodge is the editor of 
this annotated list of new! y -publ i shed reference books, new editions, supple- 
ments, and continuations. She has been assisted by Reference Department 
staff members. Future issues will include reference works added to other 
campus libraries; this one lists only books in the Main Library. Copies are 
available on request at the Reference Desk. 

Some Recent Gifts 

Among the gifts received by the Library during the past month is a col- 
lection of recordings of six series of the radio broadcasts, "This 1 Relieve," 
produced by Edward R. Murrow. They include 390 complete broadcasts on forty- 
eight Columbia long-playing records in six albums, issued from 1951 to 1953. 
The donor is Raymond J. Ilealy, of Los Angeles. 

Willard Rougland, of llennosa Reach, has added to the Library's Southwest 
collections two unique albums of mounted and pressed desert plants made by 
the Pima Indian girls of the Gila Crossing Day School at Komatke, Arizona. 
The two albums, which include manuscript descriptions of the plants by the 
children, depict the medicinal and utilitarian uses of desert plants. They 
are bound in monk's cloth, hand- embroidered by the Indians. These materials 
form the basis of a book by L.S.M. Curtin, By the Prophet of the Earth, pub- 
lished in Santa Fe by Mr. Rougland and the San Vicente Foundation, in 1949. 

The Institute of Industrial Relations Library reports a gift by Mr. Henry 
Rosemont, of Maywood, Illinois, of volumes R to 117 (1896-1950) of the Typo- 
graphical Journal, the official paper of the International Typographical Union. 
Mr. Rosemont has also donated a run of the Proceed ings of the Union. 

Professor Carl Sheppard, of the Department of Art, has given the Art Li- 
brary nearly 800 photographs of Gothic and Romanesque architecture and sculp- 
ture in Italy, and a set of 100 pho t ograph s of the capitals from Moissac. 

Mrs. Katherine Rurchell Siemons, of Redlands, has added to the collection 
in memory of her father, the southern California author, Sidney Herbert 
Rurchell, a large group of manuscripts, typescripts, autograph letters, and 
other ephemera. Included are the manuscript draft and typescript of Music in 
My Life (1932); the corrected holograph manuscript of The Ghie-Maiden , (1921); 
the typescript of the novel, Four Open Doors, the Murder Mystery of Beverly 
Hills, California (1929); and many manuscript poems and plot outlines. 

Dr. Saunders to Be Medical Dean 

The latest administrative draftee from the ranks of the University's 
librarians is Dr. J.R. de CM. Saunders, Professor of Anatomy (Chairman of 
the Department), lecturer in Medical History and Ri bl i ogr aphy , and Librarian 
(Medical Center, San Francisco), whose added title, Dean of the Medical 
School, will not take up as much room in the Directory as it will of Dr. 
Saunder's time. Our colleague informs us that he will shed all titles other 
than that of Librarian. On behalf of the UCLA Library staff, congratulations 
are herewith extended to the new Dean. -- L.C.P. 

Into the Wild White, Yellow, Pink, and Maize Yonder 

We hear from Gaylord Rrothers, Inc., that the boys in their stock room 
have a name for the mul tip 1 e - carbon Interlibrary Loan Request Forms. They re- 
fer to them as Interplanetary Forms. 

December 30, 1955 47 

Wilde's Indians 

Thanks to the alertness of a colleague at AzU, the Clark Library has 
recently acquired from a Rocky Mountain bookseller an item hitherto not pres- 
ent in what we sometimes hear described as the most extensive of all Oscar 
Wilde collections. It is Sinners and Saints, by Phil Robinson (London, 1892), 
an account of the author's travels a decade earlier in the wilds of Utah and 
Colorado, during which he encountered Oscar in Leadville and culled the fol- 
lowing anecdote: 

On being told during his American tour of the existence of 
tribes of sun f] ower- eating Indians, Wilde is reported to have 
remarked, "Poor sweet things! Feed on sunflowers! How charming! 
If I could only have stayed and dined with them! Rut how delight- 
ful to be able to go back to England and say that I have actually 
been in a country where whole tribes of men live on sunflowers ! 
The preciousness of it." 

This is not the first Wilde assist from Arizona. Upon his return to 
Tempe after our recent conference, State College Librarian Harold Ratchelor 
sent the Clark a desideratum in the form of the Grey Walls Press edition of 
"The Importance of Reing Earnest ," whi ch in turn recalled still earlier gifts 
of Wilde imprints from remote Ysleta, Texas, by Tusconian Patricia Paylore. 

SLA Program on Work Simplification 

"Work Simplification in Special Libraries" will be discussed at an all- 
day meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Asso- 
ciation on Saturday, January 14, at the College of Osteopathic Physicians and 
Surgeons, 1721 Griffin Avenue. The morning session will begin at 9 o'clock 
for registration and exhibits, and at 10 o'clock eight librarians and book 
specialists will exchange views on suck matters as book ordering hints, ac- 
cessioning, cataloging, binding short cuts, reference and research procedures, 
procedure manuals, staff manuals, pamphlet files, interlibrary loans, routing, 
and supervision of clerical staff. 

Exhibitors will exhibit their machines at noon; and after a buffet lunch- 
eon a speaker will discuss the retrieval of information. The eight morning 
speakers will then lead discussions of their topics in group meetings. At 
3:30 summaries by the leaders will be presented at a general meeting. 

The meeting is open to all. Library school students will be invited to 
attend as guests. Non-members will be asked to contribute to the Southern 
California Chapter's fund to support the Special Li brari anship Essay Contest. 
Reservations should be received by Miss Margaret Cressaty, at the College, in 
Los Angeles 31, not later than January 9. 

The Humanist in the Library 

In a Humanities Lecture delivered at Chapel Hill a few weeks ago, and 
condensed in the campus newspaper The Daily Tar Heel, Andrew H. Horn, Univer- 
sity of North Carolina Librarian, observed that the university library is 
one of the great strongholds of the humanistic tradition, where the "men of 
the two sciences, natural and social, as well as the men of the professions 
and of the technologies meet the faculties of the humanities" ... where ... 
"all thinking free-men thirst for the values of mankind's spiritual, intel- 
lectual, and aesthetic achievement." Librarian Horn invited the humanists' 
understanding as the university library, following the lead of the public 
library, accepts more fully an aggressive role-- "through its extension de- 
partment, through friends of the library organization, through radio, tele- 
vision, exhibitions, and publications." 

"I suspect," he said, "that, if the humanists enter into this new part- 
newship with librarians and perhaps accept the direction of it, they will 
find it both agreeable and profitable to the eyes which see, the ears which 
hear, the minds which understand the humanist in his university library." 


48 UCLA Librarian 

New Federal Documents Manual 

A Manual for the Administration of the Federal Documents Co lice t ion in 
Librar ies , prepared for the American library Association's Committee on Public 
Documents by Mrs. Ellen Jackson, Government Documents Librarian of the Univer- 
sity of Colorado Libraries, has just been published by the ALA. Among the 

outstanding contributors" to the work mentioned by the author in her Preface, 
are members of the ALA Committee on Public Documents, among whom was Hilda 
Gray. The chairmen of the committee have been Carl H. Melinat of Syracuse 
University, and L. II. Kirkpatrick of the University of Utah. The Manual deals 
with the organization of documents collections, classification, records, docu- 
ments requiring special handling, routines, bibliographies, and indexes. It 
reviews the origins and purposes of United States government publications and 
the official federal depository program. It will be a useful handbook for 
every library that handles government documents. 

Publication of the Manual was made possible by a bequest to the ALA by 
Mrs. Mary Hartwell lleizer, who asked in her will that it be used "for the gen- 
eral advancement of library work connected with Federal Government Publica- 
tions." It is therefore dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Heizer, "whose 
achievement as cataloger in the United States Public Documents Office during 
the time when the Check I i s t of United States Public Documents was being pub- 
lished has left all librarians in her debt." 

Add to R.L.C. 's Publications 

Keeping up with Collison" is a full-time job for one who wants to know 
of the published works of this onetime Uclan, Robert L. Collison, F.L.A., who 
heads the Centra] Reference Library of the Westminster Public Library in 
London. Not his latest, but one that may have escaped notice, is a sparkling 
Foreword to Who's Who in Librar lanship (Cambridge, 1954), which concludes, 

[the author] has doubled his benefaction by making it entertaining. If we 
are career-hunters we can work out when the chief of our favourite library is 
due to retire; if we are hobbyists we can get in touch with colleagues who-- 
surprisingly enough--are interested in the same subjects. If we are success- 
worshipers we can work out what peculiar combination of posts and training is 
likely to produce a university librarian or a research officer. Rut I imagine 
that for most of us the very welcome effect of this invaluable guide is going 
to be our getting in touch with the many pleasant fellows we worked with long 
ago and of whom we somehow lost sight during the recent eventful years." 

Little Tony 

Our friends keep turning up in the news in expected contexts. This time 
we have read in the Herald-Express that "Mayor Norris Poul son took a few min- 
utes out of his heavy-duty life today to welcome Tony Greco to Los Angeles." 

"Never heard of Tony?" asks the H-E. (Nonsense, Mr. Editor. Haven't 
you been to Riomedical?) 

Tony, explains the paper, is a little I tal i an - Ameri c an shoemaker who for 
all his life has made special shoes for crippled children, and has just moved 
to Los Angeles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

This Tony (who, we've decided, isn't the same as the Staff Association's 
Tony) is little, in a way, says the reporter: 5 foot 8 -- and he weighs 265. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, William 
W. Rellin, William E.. Conway, James R. Cox, Norma Kennedy, James V. Mink, 
Helen B. Sheridan, L. Kenneth Wilson. 




Volume 9, Number 8 

January 13, 1956 

From the Librarian 

The New Year began with great fiscal joy when Wilbur Smith announced to 
Professor Way] and Hand that he had induced his mother, Mrs. Ethel Park 
Richardson, to give our Folklore fund some of the $100,000 she won on tele- 
vision. The check came last week, payable to the UCLA Library, in the 
amount of $5,000. Public announcement is being withheld until Mrs. Richard- 
son arrives from New York. The money will be expended by Professor Hand 
and Mr. Smith in the field of American folklore, in which Mrs. Richardson 
is a demonstrated authority. 

In Santa Rarbara today I am lunching with Donald Davidson and John E. 
Smith before keeping an appointment with photographer- wri ters Josef and 
Vera Muench, not to have my picture taken, but to take their pictures and 
books for an exhibit in the Library. 

On Wednesday I gave the closing lecture in Professor Kinsman's class 
on "Utopia and An ti -U topi a," my subject being Austin T. Wright's novel, 
Is landia, posthumously published in 1442. Special guests were two of the 
author's children, Lt. Comdr. Wi 1 ] i am Wright of the Naval Amphibious Base on 
Coronado Island, and Mrs. Lowell King of Santa Ana. While in New York later 
this month I expect to meet Wright's daughter, Sylvia, who edited Islandia 
for publication, and his brother, John K. Wright, the distinguished geog- 

At a recent Zamorano Club monthly dinner our Editor was welcomed as a 
new member, following which Ward Ritchie spoke on "A Century of Humor in 
Southern California," from William Money to William Cheney. Officers of the 
Club were re-elected for a second term. 

Meetings earlier this week included the Chancellor's Administrative 
Council and the Committee on Building Needs and Campus Development. 

Recent visitors include Al Raxter, Administrative Assistant in Chancel- 
lor Kerr's office; Dwight L. Clarke, to discuss the Annual Report of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library; Joseph Kemp, graduate student in English, to 
discuss 1 ibr ari anship. 

A talk in Whittier on Monday afternoon to the A.A.U.W. reminded me of 
a similar one to the La Mesa chapter of this organization. It was scheduled 
for early evening, and while getting a bite to eat I asked the waitress how 
to get to the school where it was to be held. 

"You a teacher?" she asked. 

"No," I said. "I'm going to speak to an A.A.U.W. meeting." 

"Hmph," she said over her shoulder, as she left for the kitchen with a 
load, "you don't look like a temperance worker to me." 


SO UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Marion Larson, Secretary-Stenographer in the Librarian's Of fire, 
has resigned to care for her family. Mrs. Larson was graduated from UCLA 
with a B.A. in Art and has worked for the University at Berkeley as well as 
on the Los Angeles campus. 

Isabel Knight, Principal Library Assistant in the Undergraduate Library 
of the Reference Department, has resigned to continue her work toward a 
Master's degree in History, and later toward a degree in Li brarian ship . 

Gloria Strand, Senior Library Assistant, has joined the staff of the 
Acquisitions Department, where she will replace Phyllis Hargreaves, who lias 
transferred to the English Department. Miss Strand received her B.A. from 
the University of Washington in Scandinavian and Library Science. 

Mrs. Charleen Litwack, Typist-Clerk, will replace Barbara Chetney in 
the Catalog Department. Mrs. Litwack comes to us from Chapel Hill, North 
Carolina, where she was photographic secretary and assistant in the Univer- 
sity Library. She was formerly a student in art at UCLA. 

Some Recent Gifts 

the Gutenberg Bible. 
Dodd, Dean of the College of Letters and Science, recently pre- 
sented the Institute of Industrial Relations Library with a large collection 
in the field of labor relations and general economics, totalling some 350 
bound volumes and 6,000 unbound journals and pamphlets. 

Mr. Arthur Mayers of Los Angeles has made a gift to the Library of his 
collection of 140 items of first and other important editions of the works of 
Ralph Waldo Emerson. The collection includes a review copy of the first edi- 
tion in original wrappers of his The Preacher , Boston, 1880. The books are 
housed in the Department of Special Collections. 

The Department of Special Collections reports a notable addition to its 
children's book collection in a gift from Justin G. Turner of a mint copy of 
Oliver Goldsmith's The Renowned History of Little Goody Twoshoes , in the 
Worcester, Massachusetts edition of 1787. 

Bibliotheksverwaltung, Buchauswahl und Bestellsysteme der Bibliotheken, u.s.w. 

Die University of California zu Los Angeles veranstaltet diesen Herbst an 
zwol f Frei tagabenden einem Kurs fiir Bib liothekare und Buchhdndler (darunter 
auch Antiquare), der die beiden Berufe mi t den Aufgaben und Problemen des 
Partners besser vertraut machen soil al s man es aus der bisherigen Zusammenar- 
beit gewohnt war. Themen wie Bibliotheksverwaltung, Buchauswahl und Bestell- 
systeme der Bibliotheken, Katalogi sierung, Organisation des Sortiments- und Anti' 
qua riatsbuchhandel s in Amerika und Europa, Verstei gerungswesen etc. werden von 
ausgewahl ten Fachleuten besprochen, darunter der Uni versi tat sbi bl iothekar 
Dr. L. C. Powell, sein Vertreter Mr. Gordon Williams, Dr. Kurt Schwarz, Vorsitz- 
ender der An ti quariatsortsgruppe, der Antiquar Jacob Zeitlin u.a. 

-Borsenblatt fiir den Deutschen Buchhandel, 
Frankfurt am Main, 11 Jahrg. , Nr. 95, Nov. 29, 1955 

Change in Library Schedule 

Since final examinations will end one day earlier than the officially 
stated last day of the Fall Semester (Thursday, January 26), the Library will 
begin its 5 p.m. closing hour for the mid-year recess on Wednesday. January 25. 
The Library Schedule, as previously published, will remain in effect as of the 
26 th. 

January 13, 1956 





Ri tchi e Press 

Exhibits for Printing Week 

In observance of Internationa] Printing Week, January 15-21, an exhibit 
of printers' marks is being shown throughout the Library. The exhibit, pre- 
pared by Roberta Nixon, displays colophons, title pages, 
and other pages of books which illustrate the developing 
use of printers' distinctive marks. Employment of such 
devices began with the great fifteenth century Venetian 
printer, Aldus Manutius, whose mark has been adapted by 
fine craftsmen in the centuries following, and was fre- 
quently used during the revival of fine printing in the 
nineteenth century. 

Of particular interest to Westerners is the Library's 
copy of a printing of two Papal Bulls issued in 1567, by 
Juan de Espinosa, in Mexico City, in 1568. It is one of 
four known copies, and contains the first printer's mark 
used in the New World. The printer's device of The Ward 
of Los Angeles, originally designed by Paul Landacre in 1932, 
uses the Espinosa device as a base. Mr. Ritchie has written that he chose 
this mark "not only because of its association with Espinosa, but because it 
suggested the Aldine anchor and the early paper watermarks of the bull's head. 
Also, it reminds one of the early days of California and the West with which 
our books are chiefly concerned." 

Summer Sessions in Librarianship at Berkeley 

The School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus will offer the follow- 
ing courses during the 1956 Summer Sessions: 

First Session -- June 18 to July 28: Bibliography and Reference Mater- 
ials (4 units), Associate Professor Fredric J. Mosher; School Library Adminis- 
tration (2 units), Robert G. Sumpter, Librarian, Capuchino High School, San 
Mateo; Library Work with Children (2 units), Leone Garvey, Lecturer in Librar- 
ianship and Supervisor, Boys and Girls Department, Berkeley Public Library. 

Second Session -- July 30 to September 8: Selection and Acquisition of 
Library Materials (2 units), and Special Problems in the Selection of Mater- 
ials and the Evaluation of Collections (2 units), Professor LeRoy C. Merritt; 
Municipal and County Library Administration (2 units), Professor Edward A. 
Wight; and Reference and Government Publications (4 units), Assistant Profes- 
sor Louis D. Sass. 

Dean J. Periam Danton announces that 
regular program for the Master of Library 
pleted by students enrolling for three to 
sion requirements for the Summer Sessions 
the regular sessions as noted in the 
admission must be made to the School 
tuition fee is $51 for each session. 

Prospective students are advised that they should not come to Berkeley 
without first making application to the School and receiving notice of accep- 

all courses are part of the School's 
Science degree, which may be corn- 
four full summers of study. Admis- 
in the School are the same as for 
School's Announcement. Application for 
and to the Summer Sessions Office. The 

SLA Meeting Tomorrow 

Tomorrow's meeting of the Southern Cal 
Libraries Association, at the College of Os 
1721 Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, will open 
and inspection of exhibits, following which 
Simplification in Special Libraries" will b 
the State Fisheries Laboratory, Terminal Is 
Inc.; Mrs, Tallman, of the Engineering Libr 
nance Test Station, Pasadena; Melvin Kavin, 
Marjories G. Sheckhard, Los Angeles County 
Watson Refinery, Richfield Oil Company; W. 
tution of Oceanography; Dr. Hazel Pulling, 

i f orni a Ch ap t 

teopathic Phy 

at 9 o' cl ock 

panel discus 

e led by Mrs. 

land; Otis P. 

ary ; Margueri 

o f Kater-Cra 

Public Librar 

Roy Hoi 1 em an , 

San Diego Jun 

er of the Special 
sicians and Surgeons, 

with registration 
si ons on " Work 

Patricia Powell, of 

Yost, of A. C. Vroman, 
te Seager, Naval Ord- 
fts, Hollywood; Mrs. 
y; Mrs. Hester L. Dale, 

of the Scripps Insti- 
ior College; Sherry Taylor, 

52 UCLA Librarian 

of the Prudential Insurance Company; and John D. Gibson, of C. F. Rraun & 
Company. Hi e main speaker, following a luncheon, will be Dr. Ballentine 
Henley, President of the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. 

Mozart in Kansas 

As its contribution to the year-long commemoration of Mozart and his 
age sponsored by the University of Kansas and other Kansas institutions, the 
University Library at Lawrence is presenting this year a sequence of "bookish 
exhibi tions" on Holberg and the eighteenth century, on Mozart and his age, 
and on economics, travel, and science. Librarian Robert Vosper reports that 
on December 9 Professor William B. Todd of the Houghton Library at Harvard 
delivered KU' s third annual public lecture on books and bibliography. His 
subject was "Problems in Eighteenth Century Bibliography." 

Participating also in the Mozart commemoration in Kansas are the Kansas 
City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Linda Hall Library of Science and Technology, 
and museums and galleries in Lawrence and Kansas City--all joining forces to 
offer a variety of concerts, operas, recitals, lectures, and exhibitions. 

A UL for Stanford 

Among the important problems of undergraduate education being systemati- 
cally investigated by Stanford University through its Study of Undergraduate 
Education, now in its second year, is that of providing more suitable library 
facilities than can be realized through its present University Library, which 
is oriented mainly toward the needs of faculty and graduate students. In the 
1955 issue of the Stanford Libraries' annual booklet, Appreciation, which is 
sent to the friends of the Libraries at Christmas time, David Heron describes 
the University's need for a different kind of library facility for undergrad- 
uates. "The establishment of an undergraduate library," he writes, "whose 
design, furnishing, services, and special facilities are purposefully devoted 
to this encouragement of reading, is an essential adjunct to the changes which 
Stanford is effecting in the conduct of undergraduate education. Two of the 
three broad questions which the Stanford Study of Undergraduate Education is 
con sidering- -n amely , the effectiveness of undergraduate teaching and the intel- 
lectual motivation of undergraduate s tuden ts- -have inevitably involved consid- 
eration of library services. Clearly a new and dynamic undergraduate library 
must play an important role in this evolutionary process." 

Yale University's attempt to make the Sterling Memorial Library more 
attractive to the undergraduate has been almost too successful, writes Librar- 
ian James T. Babb, in his Report for 1954-1955. "The undergraduates are found 
everywhere," he reports, "and during examination periods our facilities are 
taxed to the maximum." He observes that one of the chief difficulties is that 
undergraduates go above the first floor and invade the study and seminar rooms 
set aside for the graduate students. "Last year," Mr. Babb says, "a serious 
young man was found studying in the very small room at the far end of the long 
corridor on the third floor which houses the numismatic library. When asked 
how he ever found this hide-out, he said that his brother, who was at Yale be- 
fore him, had told him about it. I am glad the librarian-detective left him 
to the peace and quiet of his trespass." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: James R. Cox, Helen B. 
Sheridan, L. Kenneth Wilson. 




Volume 9, Number 9 

January 27, 1956 

From the Librarian 

The Bibliographical Soc 
New York Historical Society' 
the heavy Southern Californi 
terday morning, I would have 
Uclans, Miss Ellen Shaffer, 
Public Library, and Ed Carpe 
from the Huntington Library. 
Robert Vail, director of the 
will include Glen Dawson and 

Mr. Williams and I will 
Midwinter meeting. On Monda 
evening meeting of the Assoc 

iety of Amer 
s headquarte 
a dew which 

had the pie 

now Rare Boo 

nter, on lea 

They wi 1 1 


Andy Horn. 

be travel 1 i 
y Mr. Horn a 
iation of Re 

ica meets this afternoon at the 
rs, Central Park West, and but for 
blocked my way to the airport yes- 
asure of introducing two former 
k Librarian of the Philadelphia 
ve to the New York Public Library 
be joined in reading papers by 
Society. Uclans in the audience 

ng to Chicago on Sunday for the ALA 
nd I will attend the afternoon and 
search Libraries at the John Crerar 

Last week's three-day visit from Rudo 
lating questions and answers. Messrs. Cas 
a group of us for cafeteria lunch at the M 
Darling and of Mr. Scheerer, a former stud 
which we all met in my office with the Lib 

A visit to Dean Knudsen introduced me 
wegi an-Swedi sh-Dani sh lore, as he and Mr. 
fellow Norseman was encountered on campus 

The next day Mr. Whiting and I showed 
where we were met by Miss Martha Boaz, ano 
Mr. Gjelsness off to Mexico City by air 

lph Gjelsness was full of stimu- 
tagna, Hamill, and Henderson joined 
edical Center as guests of Miss 
ent of Mr. Gjelsness, following 
rary Education Seminar for target 

to some of the nuances of Nor- 
Gjelsness swapped notes. Another 
in the person of Professor 

Mr. Gjelsness the Clark Library, 
ther former Michigander, who saw 

I spoke recently at the inaugural meeting of the Friends of the Jewish 
Community Library, chaired by Justin Turner, on the subject of what such 
small highly specialized reference libraries mean in relation to UCLA s 

I wish to acknowledge much staff help in preparing for the upper divi- 
sion course, "Libraries and Learning," which begins a week from next Tuesday. 
Miss Lodge, Miss Jones, Messrs. Cox, Fessenden, and Perusse, have been refin- 
ing large initial reading lists. While in Chicago next week I shall spend 
some time in the Newberry Library, adding the last complement to my arsenal 
of words. 


Blue Ribbon for Biomedical Exhibit 

The Biomedical Library's current exhibit, "Founders of Anatomy," was 
awarded a blue ribbon by the Cavalcade of Health, held in Los Angeles last 
week. The exhibit was on loan to the Cavalcade for several days, but may be 
seen once again at the Medical Center until February 11. 

54 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Barbara Jeanne Wil liams , Senior Library Assistant, has returned to 
the Circulation Department after an absence of six weeks. 

Mrs. Rosal ind Tyson Copp inger , Senior Library Assistant, has replaced 
Mrs. Adele Currey in the Periodicals Section of the Reference Department. 
Mrs. Coppinger attended Northwestern University and Sawyer's School of Busi- 
ness in Westwood, and was formerly employed in the UCLA School of Law Library. 

Shiela C. Kirley, Typist-Clerk, who has joined the staff of the Circula- 
tion Department, received her B. A. from, the University of Colorado, and is a 
former United Air Lines stewardess. 

Mrs. Jean Gaines, Senior Typist-Clerk, has returned to the Librarian's 
Office, while her husband, a lieutenant in the Air Force, is stationed in 
I eel and . 

Patricia K. Car Ison , Acquisitions Department Secretary, has resigned to 
accept a position in the field of Home Economics. 

The resignations of Dorothy Mewshaw , Librarian-1, Biomedical Library, 
and Joan He I f man , Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Department, have been 
recei ved. 

Annual Library Statistics 

In the 1954-55 Statistics of College and University Libraries, the com- 
pilation prepared annually by the Princeton University Library, Harvard Uni- 
versity again heads the list of libraries in the United States, having added 
more volumes to its already great collection than any other. During the year 
it added 122,650 volumes, to bring its collection to a total of 5,955,766. 
The University Library at Berkeley was third in number of additions during 
the year, adding 82,335 volumes, and UCLA was ninth, with 63,199. In total 
number of volumes, Harvard is, of course, ■ the largest library. CU is sixth 
(coming after Yale, Illinois, Michigan, and Columbia), and UCLA is sixteenth, 
immediately behind The Johns Hopkins, with 1,114,876 volumes. 

It is apparent that UCLA is among the more rapidly growing libraries, as 
it should be, but it is also apparent that we still have a long way to go be- 
fore we can offer the same research facilities as the best of our colleagues, 
at least in point of quantity. 

No Joy in Cambridge (Mass. ) 

We recently shared some of Berkeley's joy in the acquisition of the 
University Library's 2,000,000th volume up on the northern campus. Addition 
of our own 1,000,000th volume was still fresh in our memories, in spite of our 
being well along toward our second million (only about 850,000 to go.) Last 
week we had occasion to congratulate the Los Angeles City College Library on 
adding its 100,000th title (a facsimile edition of a Gutenberg Bible); and 
from La Verne has come word that the College there has acquired as its 25,000th 
volume an early Pennsylvania imprint on the Mennonites. 

Just as all this music was sounding in the western air over the reaching 
of such milestones, a chillier note blew in from Cambridge, Mass., where it 
was reported that "when the Harvard University Library acquired its six- 
millionth volume a few weeks ago, the event went unnoticed; indeed, no one took 
the trouble to ascertain exactly when it happened. Since no other university 
has yet reached the six-million mark, Harvard's action--or, more accurately, 
its inaction- -presumably set a precedent." 

With this hint that we can look forward to only four more mi 1 lionth - vol - 
ume celebrations of our own, or else run the risk of being considered perennial 
sophomores, we can only conclude that Somebody is Always Taking the Joy Out of 
Li fe. 

Library Exhibit 

An exhibit, "Illustrating Technical Books," will be shown in the Library 
from February 1 to 15. Wall panels in the exhibit room are being supplied by 
the Addi son -Wesl ey Publishing Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

January 27, 1956 


Groundbreaking at WLA 

A great event in the history of our neighbor library, the West Los Angeles 
Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, was the groundbreaking, on January 
11, for its new building on Santa Monica Boulevard at Purdue Avenue. This 

branch, which has grown under Mrs. Eleanora Crowder's 
administration into one of the largest and most im- 
portant of the regional libraries of the city, had 
long since outgrown its quarters in the West Los 
Angeles district office building, and now looks for- 
ward to having a building in which it can offer much 
more adequate service than it now can to this popu- 
lous and book-hungry region. 

The groundbreaking was celebrated by the Friends 
of the West Los Angeles Library with a mixture of 
speech-making by district Councilman and Counci 1 woman , 
City Librarian, Chairman of the Library Board, and 
community leaders, and music by the University High 
los anceles School Band. We were represented by Page Ackerman and 

public library Everett Moore. 

--And a Palisades Branch in '56? 

Through the lively interest in libraries of Dean 
L.M.K. Boelter, of the College of Engineering, the Library has received infor- 
mation about vigorous efforts being made by citizens in Pacific Palisades to 
obtain a new branch library in 1956. Mr. William E. Hinchcliff is chairman of 
a Palisades Civic League Library Committee that seeks the support of organiza- 
tions and residents for the proposed building which has been given a number 3 
priority in the Los Angeles Board of Library Commissioners' list of more than 
•thirty projects. Pacific Palisades, including Santa Monica Canyon, now has a 
population of about 21,000. The Library Committee states that the present sub- 
branch of the Public Library is housed in a small rented store building with 
only 10,000 volumes and has a circulation of 7,000 volumes per month. It be- 
lieves the Palisades urgently needs longer hours of service and better refer- 
ence facilities than are being offered to this community which includes 2,000 
pre-school children, 2600 elementary and parochial school students, 1,000 
junior high and high school students, and 400 college students. 

Among the persuasive items issued by the Committee is a mimeographed copy 
of Helen E. Haines's essay, "The World of Books," from Living With Books. The 
Committee urges "all Pacific Palisades people in whom these pages strike a 
responsive chord to read the whole of Miss Haines's book which is available at 
our branch library or from your favorite bookseller." 

Booktrade Lectures to be Published 

Interest in the University Extension Course, "Introduction to the Book * 
trade," conducted last semester by various members of the Library Staff and by 
local booksellers, has proven so widespread that Sol Malkin, Editor of the 
Antiquarian Bookman, has requested permission to print the lectures. Last 
Thursday most of the lecturers, Mr. Powell, Gordon Williams, Ardis Lodge, 
Betty Bosenberg, Bichard O'Brien, Harry Levinson, and Kurt Schwarz, met at 
lunch and discussed preparation of their material for publication. Announce- 
ment of the publication date will be made soon in the Librarian for the infor- 
mation of those who would like to have the lectures in permanent form. 

Student Assistants in Look 

Look magazine features last summer's Project India in its issue of Febru- 
ary 8. Among the twelve UCLA students pictured in the article are six student 
assistants in the Library: Everett Brandon, Ed Peck, Patti Price, Bob Stein, 
George Wakiji, and Bosemary Wooldridge. 

56 UCLA Librarian 

Dedication of Occidental Library 

Miss Elizabeth J. McCloy, Librarian of Occidental College, announces an 
open house and dedication of the recent additions to the Mary Norton CI app 
Library Building, on the afternoon of Friday, February 3, from 4:30 to 
6 o'clock, to which all members of our staff are invited. 

On the evening of the 3rd, the Library Patrons of the College are hold- 
ing their first meeting, at a dinner, at which the speaker will be Dr. Louis 
B. Wright, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. 

Problems and Progress at UBC 

Neal Harlow, of the University of British Columbia, in his Report of 
the Univers ity Librarian to the Senate, 195U- 1955 , notes that although the 
Canadian economy is enjoying an expansive period in finance, trade, and manu- 
factures, "the boom has not yet penetrated this far into the national core. 
He observes that although two dozen other libraries on the continent have 
passed the mil 1 ion -mark, no university library in Canada has done so. "Only 
two in the English-speaking sector," he writes, "have gone beyond the half- 
million point, and behind them the other collections trail off rather rapidly 
toward the inconsequential. The total library holdings of the ten chief 
English speaking universities are under three million volumes, perhaps not 
more than half that many individual titles. Funds to develop the collections 
are also limited, so that meager libraries are being meagerly supported." 

Though progress in overcoming such deficiencies is slow, Mr. Harlow re- 
ports that the research collections at British Columbia are being " energeti- 
cally developed by the use of increased funds and cooperative f acul ty- 1 ibr ary 
surveys of needs;" an "Order of Friends of the University Library" is being 
formed to encourage support of the Library; a graduate school of librarian- 
ship is under consideration; and in anticipation of increased enrollment, new 
s-chools, and additional services to come, ''unofficial plans for the south ad- 
dition to the building are. ...kept constantly revised and in hand, ready to 
be whipped out at the slightest importunity." 

Lilly Collection is Acquired by Indiana 

Indiana University has received as a gift from J. K. Lilly, Indianapolis 
corporation executive and philanthropist, his collection of rare books, first 
editions, and manuscripts constituting one of America's great private librar- 
ies. The collection, assembled over a period of thirty years, includes the 
first printed accounts of the discovery and exploration of America, written 
by Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Cortes, DeSoto, and others. It also contains 
most of the great works in English and American literatures, four Shakespeare 
folios, and the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer printed by Caxton, the first 
English printer, in 1478. There are also many works on early science, medi- 
cine, and American history. The collection was built largely through the 
efforts of David A. Randall, when he was manager of the rare books department 
of Charles Scribner's Sons, and the gift is regarded by rare book authorities 
as one of the largest and most valuable benefactions of its kind ever made 
Mr. Randall has been appointed rare books librarian and professor of biblio- 
graphy at Indiana. 

UCLA Grad is DocEx 

A Californian, Miss Shirley Bystrom, has been appointed Documents Expedi- 
ter at the Library of Congress, to succeed another Californian, Alan L. 
Heyneman, who had resigned to become Chief of Personnel at the New York Public 
Library. Miss Bystrom is a UCLA graduate in the class of 1942, and received 
her M.A. in American history and her B.L.S. on the Berkeley campus. She. was 
selected as an interne in the special recruitment program of the Library of 
Congress in 1952, then served for two years as Head of the Accessioning Unit 
in the Order Division, and was promoted last March to Head of the European 
Exchange Section. 

January 27, 1956 57 

Staff Marriage 

Ellen Hamann, Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, was married last 
Saturday to Norman E. Coles, Jr., in Santa Monica. Mr. Coles is a graduate 
student in Anthropology. 

One Boy and One Girl 

Recent births to former staff members include a son, Charles Dudley, born 
on December 26 to Charles R. and Adele Currey, and a daughter, Kevin Lain, 
born on January 4 to R. Lamar, Jr., and Diane (Dinny) Johnson. 

Bubble Gum for Tired Minds 

About a year ago some land crabs were imported into the Main Reading Room 
by some thoughtful students who wanted to get people's minds off their trou- 
bles. A new way of relieving tension was introduced during this year's exam 
season when some coeds, in proper uniform for the occasion, came into the Read- 
ing Room one night with bounteous supplies of high-test bubble gum which they 
passed out to all who knew what to do with it. The resultant popping, snap- 
ping, and general irresponsible play-making with the gooey stuff served its 
purpose quite nicely for a little while, says Mrs. Allen, and then suddenly 
the fun was over, and worried looks re-formed on every face. 

The creature who set off the exit alarm at the main entrance the next 
night seemed unimaginative in comparison, but the effect of wild bells ring- 
ing through the halls, and Ruildings and Groundsmen having trouble turning off 
the noise presumably had the desired effect of giving tired scholars another 
break in their cram sessions. 

MILC m 1954-55 

"Seldom, if ever, has any library enterprise been the subject of so much writ- 
ing as has the Midwest In ter -Library Center," writes Jens Nyholm, Northwest- 
ern University Librarian and Chairman of the Roard of Directors of the Midwest 
In ter -Lib rary Corporation, in presenting to its members the Sixth Annual Re- 
port of the Corporation, for 1954-55, And as Mr. Nyholm concludes, there is 
much food for thought in the report of this institution which is providing the 
most notable demonstration in the United States of cooperation among research 
1 i braries. 

During the report year, Ralph T. Esterquest, the Director, noted, the 
Center's fireproof, air-conditioned building had been awarded a Citation of 
Merit "for excellence in architecture." Early in the year the final payment 
for architectural and legal fees had been made, and the books had been closed 
on the building construction account. Mr. Esterquest observed in his long- 
term plans that the building is now approximately half-full, with respect to 
reasonable working capacity, and that "we ought not to run out of space for at 
least twelve to fifteen years." 

Many special projects saw progress, including the Chemical Abs tract s pro- 
ject, which plans to insure that every one of the 4,700 journals abstracted in 
CA will be found, in the form of a current subscription, in at least one of 
the member libraries or in the Center. A Poor-Qual i ty-Paper Project, having 
as its objective the preservation on film of significant books and periodicals 
which are in danger of extinction through the disintegration of the paper on 
which they are printed, was undertaken, and looks to foundation support for 
its fulfillment. And of especial interest to member institutions of the 
Association of Researc.h Libraries was the agreement to establish and maintain 
at the Center a national pool of foreign newspapers on microfilm, with files 
beginning with January, 1956. 

Mr. Esterquest concluded that the "service of the Center cannot be meas- 
ured in terms of $37 per volume issued," ... but ... "in terms of reduced ac- 
quisitions programs and cataloging in each member institution." 

58 UCLA Librarian 

Another Overdue 

"Whitman Diary Undamaged Returned Anonymously to Detroit Public Library 
Today Stop Everybody Happy," read a telegram on December 28 to the Library 
of Congress from the owner of Walt Whitman's manuscript Daybook, 1876-1889, 
Charles E. Feinberg. The Daybook, valued at $27,500 and stolen from an ex- 
hibit in the Detroit Public Library about March 1, 1955, had thus been re- 
covered, to the delight of all booklovers. Whoever it was who mailed it 
back to the Library, in a brown manila envelope, addressed by pencil, in 
capital letters, apparently preferred to be thought of as just another over- 
due borrower, for a note laid in the volume read, "This book was not stolen. 
I am sorry I didn't return it sooner." A $5000 reward had been offered for 
its return and notices of its theft had been sent to 10,000 antiquarian book 
dealers throughout the world. 

On Censorship and Freedom 

The American Book Publishers Council, Inc., the trade association of 
publishers of general books, has always taken a clear stand against censor- 
ship and limitations on the freedom to read. It joined with the American Li- 
brary Association in endorsing the famous "Freedom to Read" statement adopted 
by the ALA at Los Angeles in 1953. Last month the Council restated its views 
in its Censorship Bui le tin so as to leave no doubt about them in anyone's 

"We believe," states the Council, "that the freedom to read is imbedded 
in our constitutional traditions and that it is essential both to democracy 
and to a creative culture. We recognize that the freedom to read, like all 
freedom, can be used wisely or foolishly. Efforts to improve the quality of 
choices through which that freedom is exercised are sound, but to deny the 
opportunity of choice in the fear that it may be unwisely used is to destroy 
the freedom itself. For this reason, the Council respects the right of indi- 
viduals to be selective in their own reading and of individuals and groups to 
express their views for the guidance of others. But it opposes efforts by 
individuals or groups to limit by coercion, boycott or threat of boycott, the 
freedom of choice of others, or to impose their own standards or tastes upon 
the community .at large. And it opposes formal or informal governmental actions 
to abridge the freedom to read except through the enforcement, by due and open 
process of law, of constitutionally valid statutes not involving elements of 
prior restraint." 

Cereal Slants 

"We are glad General Foods realizes that man does not live by bran alone," 
writes Harvey Brei t in The New York Times Book Review (January 8) in describ- 
ing a box- top experiment being conducted by the Post Cereal Division of Gener- 
al Foods. Sixty cents and one Post Raisin Bran box- top, will bring a kiddy 
or his mom or pop a Doubleday Classics book (value $1.49), and a dollar and 
two tops, two classics, "and so on, 'augmenting upward.'" Such titles as Black 
Beauty, Huckleberry Finn, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusee, Grimm's Fairy Tales, 
Little Women, Treasure Island, and Alice in Wonderland may now be obtained in 
this convenient way by the bran-eaters of America. Black Beauty has been the 
choice of 36,164 raisin bran lovers, followed by Huckleberry Finn, which has 
been favored by 33,064. At the latest report the Westerners' Bran Book had 
not yet been added to the list. 


UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contr ibutors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Helen B. 
Sheridan, Gordon Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. 


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Volume 9, Number 10 

February 10, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Yesterday I attended a luncheon meeti 
on Radio and Television, with my 
rooming with Mr. Horn in Chicago, 
minute TV show on the Chapel Hill 

ing of the Chancellor's Committee 
mind full of information gained while 

Andy is responsible for a weekly fifteen- 
station operated by UNC. 

On Wednesday evening the Zamorano Club heard a talk by Tyrus Harmsen 
of the Huntington Library on "Mrs. Montagu, Queen of the Bluestockings." 

Earlier that day I repeated my "Islandia" lecture to the monthly 
Branches Meeting of the Los Angeles County Library Staff, following which I 
lunched with Mr. Henderson and colleagues. 

As usual the Chicago meetings of ARL and ALA were more rewarding in 
the corridor and meal-table exchanges than in the formal aspects of the pro- 
gram. Air in many a smoke- filled room was noticeably tinged with the 
"Devil's Mixture," a blend long burned in the "hookah" of the librarian 
from Lawrence (Kan.), now doing a vigorous job as president of ACRL. A meet- 
ing of the 'ARP' was attended by Mr. V. and the two Mr. H.'s, with Howard 
Rowe and two members of the KU staff also present. 

Snow was falling past the window as I sat in the Newberry Library during 
the week to read for the course on which a number of us labored for this 
week's beginning. 

Mr. Williams covered the ALA Meeting with tireless enthusiasm, and has 
stayed on a second week to work on his doctoral dissertation at the G.L.S. 

One of the week's most rewarding features was the visit Mr. Horn and I 
paid to the antiquarian booksellers, Mr. and Mrs. Wright Howes (and their 
Siamese cat), many of whose words about collecting and selling and reading 
will re-issue from my mouth during the semester. We did a minimum of buy- 
ing there, for we had been preceded a day by Yale's Ubiquitous Babb. 

Although I had to miss the Caxton Club lunch, addressed by "Kentucky" 
Thompson, the Art Institute's Toulouse-Lautrec Show was on my list of extra- 
conference activities, at which I cast a covetous eye on Lautrec's portrait 
of Oscar Wilde, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Lester of Beverly Hills. 

Audio-Visual was not neglected either, when I heard and saw wonderful 
old Bruno Walter conduct the Chicago Symphony in a Br ahms- Schumann program. 

In the K roch -Br en t ano paper-book cafeteria I came upon Harold Lamb's 
Alexander of Macedon, and an early rare-books mystery, Fast Company, by 
Marco Page, and wished I had remembered to put the latter, (and The Widening 
Stain) on the reading list for my course. 

Monday morning brought a pleasant surprise visit from W. Porter Kellam, 
librarian of the University of Georgia and editor of the Southeastern Li- 
brarian, when with the help of Miss Ackerman and Mr. Moore I was able partly 
to repay the Athenian hospitality tendered me by Mr. Kellam and his staff 
upon my Georgia visit of two years ago. If the enlightened views of such 
liberal Southerners could prevail, the country would move much faster to 
resolve "the American dilemma." 


60 UCLA Librar ian 

Personnel Notes 

Marilyn McCormick has joined the staff of the Circulation Department 
as a Typist-Clerk. Miss McCormick attended the University of Colorado, at 
Roulder, and has worked as a clerk for Western Airl'nes in Los Angeles. 

Suzanne Glass, Senior Typist-Clerk, is a new member of the staff of 
the Acquisitions Department. A UCLA graduate, Miss Glass has been a reader 
in the Spanish Department since 1954. 

The following positions have been reclassified: Marian Carlson, Circu- 
lation Department, and Mary Jane Senser, Catalog Department, from Typist- 
Clerk to Senior Library Assistant; Eli zabeth Leighton , Reference Department, 
and Vera Weitzman, Catalog Department, from Senior Library Assistant to 
Principal Library Assistant. 


Samuel M. Browne I I , United States Commissioner of Education, visited 
the Education Library on January 27. Mr. Brownell was the speaker at the 
University Affiliates' banquet on January 25 honoring Dean Edwin A. Lee and 
the School of Education, and was luncheon speaker on the following day at 
the Symposium on Education, commemorating President Sproul's twenty- five 
years with the University. 

Miss Hazel Vaughan, Supervisor of School Libraries for the Beverly Hills 
Unified School District, was a visitor in the Library on January 25. 

On January 30 Mrs. Angelina R. Tamesis, in charge of the government 
documents collection in the University of the Philippines Library, visited 
the Government Publications Room. Mrs. Tamesis is a student at the Univer- 
sity of California School of Li brari an ship at Berkeley. 

Miss Pensir Suvanij , of Rangkok, who visited the Government Publications 
Room on February 2, is a graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris and is doing some 
independent research in this country in the fields of diplomatic history and 
education before her return to Thailand next November. 

Campbell Contest in Eighth Year 

The Robert B. Campbell Book Collection Contest, under the generous spon- 
sorship of Robert B. Campbell, bookseller of Westwood Village, again offers 
three prizes to undergraduates of $100, $50, $25 in books to be selected by 
the winners. This is the eighth in a series of competitions which began in 
1949. Each entrant is asked to submit a bibliography of his collection and a 
short essay describing how and why the collection was assembled. Entries are 
judged by the exactness with which the books fit into a limited field in which 
the owner has chosen to collect and by the evidence of his regard for such 
book qualities as edition, printing, and paper. James Cox is Chairman for the 
1956 competition, and the judges are Mr. Ray Bradbury, author, Professor Hugh 
G. Dick of the Department of English, and Mr. Robert Kirsch, daily book re- 
viewer of the Los Angeles Times. The closing date for the contest is April 10. 
Prospective entrants should be encouraged to consult either Mr. Cox, in the 
Gift and Exchange Section, or Arnul fo Trejo, in the Reference Department. 

CSEA Notes 

Page Ackerman left last night to attend the General Council meeting of 
the California State Employees' Association in Sacramento, February 11 and 12, 
as one of University Chapter 44' s twenty-one delegates. She will report on 
the Conference in a later issue of the Librarian. 

Helen More, Catalog Department, and Mary Ryan, Reference Department, are 
the new membership representatives for Chapter 44 in the Library. They will 
handle memberships for the main building only. Branch librarians will be in- 
cluded in other building and area units. 

February 10, 1956 


Ireland Forgery Acquired by the Clark 

The Clark Library I 
to the Waters of Lyfe .. 
five copies, according i 
copy unique, however, 
and of extraordinary 
interest, is that it 
purports to be from 
Shakespeare's library 
with notes in his 
hand throughout. It 
is, of course, a for- 
gery of William Henry 
Ireland who, in 1795, 
when he was nineteen 
years old, success- 
fully forged this and 
a number of other 
Shakespearean docu- 
ments and works. In 
the spring of 1796, 
the fraud was detect- 
ed and William Henry 
Ireland and his father, 
Samuel, who was his 
son's innocent dupe, 
were held up to public 
ridicule. In May, 
1801, after Samuel 
Ireland's death, the 
"Shakespearean Library" 
was dispersed at auc- 
tion as curiosities and 
souvenirs of this fa- 
mous fraud. 

as just acquired a copy of Roger Cotton's A Direction 

. 1592. This edition is scarce, existing in only 

o Pollard and Redgrave. What makes the Clark Library 


? cv / hr> J t J 

vy J?T« 



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Illustrations from Confessions of William Henry 
Ireland (London, ( 1805). Above: "Original 
Autographs of Shakspeare; " 
Below: "Fictitious Autographs." 


Ou r I rel and for- 
gery is from the Mar- 
quis of Bute's collec- 
tion. Of added inter- 
est is the fact, point- 
ed out by Professor Hugh 
G. Dick in recommending 
this acquisition, that 
the Marcham Collection 
in the Main Library con- 
tains the auction cata- 
logue of the 1801 sale. 

All Sons 

A son, Marlowe, was born to Mantle and Shirley Hood on January 25. Twins, 
David Ronald and Daniel Ronald, were born to Ruth and Ronald Schiess on Janu- 
ary 12. Mrs. Hood is currently on leave from the Theater Arts Library and 
a former Circulation Department staff member. 

Mrs. Schiess 

62 UCLA Librarian 

Mrs. Tallman Gives Extension Course 

Johanna Tallman is again teaching a course in University Extension this 
semester on "Technical Literature and Library Orientation." The course takes 
up techniques of technical literature searches; types of technical organiza- 
tions, publications, bibliographies, and reference sources; use of foreign 
publications and translations; preparation of notes, abstracts, annotated re- 
views, and bibliographies; and technical libraries and their facilities. 
Fifteen meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings, the first of which was 
on last Wednesday. 

Elkanah Settle Exhibit at Clark Library 

Elkanah Settle, dramatist, poet, pamphleteer, holder of the laureatship 
of "City Poet" from 1694 until his death in 1724, is remembered today both for 
his literary efforts and for the lavish ornamental bindings which he created. 
A selection of presentation copies written and bound by Settle is now being 
displayed in the Clark Library's North Rare Book Room. The fourteen items 
form an interesting portion of the more than sixty volumes comprising the 
Settle Collection. 

The slim folios in richly ornamented eighteenth century morocco or calf 
show the characteristic binding style Settle developed during the last twenty 
years of his life for the special poems he offered to prominent persons in the 
hope of reward. They generally bear the individual's coat of arms on front 
and back covers. A peculiarity of his style is that, unable to afford stamps 
for all the coats of arms he might need, he built them out of small tools. 
Most of the armorials are bordered by lavish scroll-work in single or double 
frames; such emblematic devices as doves or angel or cherub heads were added 
liberally to the decorative motifs. 

Two of the folios in the exhibit are distinguished by border ornamentation 
throughout the text similar to their elaborate binding designs--one entirely in 
gold embossing, the other in gold, illuminated with colors. 

Five-Campus Information 

A survey of the various educational and cultural events held on some of 
the university and college campuses in and around Los Angeles may be made any 
week in the year by consulting the calendars of events of five institutions 
which the Library posts on the bulletin board at the east entrance, near the 
Reserve Book Room. In addition to the Weekly Calendar issued on this campus, 
the weekly or monthly calendars from USC, Occidental College, California Insti- 
tute of Technology, and the Associated Colleges at Claremont are received regu- 
larly and posted on this board. 

Dedication at Occidental 

Last Friday Occidental College dedicated its newly enlarged and remodelled 
Mary Norton CI app Library, and held open house for visiting librarians and 
other friends. The original building, constructed in 1924, has been doubled in 
size, having been increased from 22,000 to 44,000 square feet. The building 
has been given a more open feeling, and a generally inviting atmosphere has been 
achieved throughout. Stack space, now open-access, has been increased from 
3,000 to 10,000 square feet. Volumes in the library now total 120,000, as com- 
pared with 18,000 in 1924. The additions to the building are the gift of the 
Cl app family, who had donated the original building. The Carl F. Braun Memor- 
ial Room, separately donated, and the Librarian's office are to be completed in 
the spring of 1956. 

In the evening, the reactivated Library Patrons of Occidental College held 
their first dinner meeting, at which Dr. Louis B. Wright, Directo'r of the Folger 
Shakespeare Library, spoke on "Purpose and Adventure in Book Collecting." He 
paid tribute to the Occidental Library as one of the finest college libraries in 
America, and commended the practice of book collecting for the fun it gives the 
collector as well as for the great benefits it may ultimately hold for the devel- 
opment of libraries. 

February 10, 1956 63 

History of Science Lecture on Dr. Smollett 

Claude E. Jones, Associate Professor of English, will speak on "The 
Doctor as Novelist: Tobias Smollett, M.D., 1721-1771," at the Winter Meet- 
ing of the Society for the History of Medical Science, on Thursday, February 
16, at 8 p.m., in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium (Room 2147). Li- 
brary staff are cordially invited. 

Louise Darling, secretary of the Society, announces that exhibits in 
the Biomedical Library from February 12 to March 23 will center on Smollett 
and eighteenth century medicine, with emphasis on Bath and its famed and 
fashionable medicinal waters. 

How Other Libraries Do It 

The exhibit of some twenty staff bulletins from other university li- 
braries, now being shown on the Library bulletin board in Room 200, is a 
reminder that the Library receives a large number of such publications from 
libraries in various parts of the United States. All are available for 
reading by staff members in the Staff Library in the Reference Department 
(in the corridor between the Catalog Department and the Main Reading Room). 
A wide selection of professional library periodicals, including publica- 
tions from Canada and Great Britain as well as the United States, is also 
available here. Mrs. Harrant invites all to come and browse--and not to 
forget to leave a charge for any item borrowed. 

Elementary School Librarians Describe Role Playing 

Winifred Walker and Paula Loy, of the University Elementary School 
Library, have joined with Mrs. Bettina Kramer, Librarian of the Mark Twain 
Elementary School in Long Beach, in writing an article on "Dramatic Role 
Playing and Book Making in the Library," in the January issue of Elementary 
English, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. The 
article illustrates the important part librarians can play in the process of 
teaching children to read. Pupils of fourth and fifth grade classes are 
described as playing the roles of author, publisher, and illustrator, and 
learning what each contributes to the making of a book. 

Message from Czecho-Slovakia 

The following letter has just been received by Miss Norton from the 
National and University Library of Prague: 

Dear Colleague, 

May I wish you every success in the coming New Year, and 
the same to your staff? I confidently trust that the co-opera- 
tion between our two Libraries will continue in lasting peace, 
the truly indispensable condition of human progress. It is, I 
believe, in the interest of mutual understanding and consent in 
the field of culture that the existing fruitful relations between 
our two Libraries should be further developed and fostered. 

Believe me, dear Colleague, to be 

Very sincerely yours ... 

Map of the USSR 

From the Special Assistant for Maps in the Department of State at Wash- 
ington, the Map Room of the Department of Special Collections has received 
a copy of an especially interesting thirty-two sheet map of the USSR, at the 
scale 1:2,500,000. The State Department prepared the American edition of 

64 UCLA Librarian 

this map from the authoritative and scarce set originally published in 1946 
by the Glavnoe Upravlenie Geodezii i Kartografii, and they have added an 
English legend, a glossary, and a list of abbreviations in English. The edi- 
tion is small, because of the expense and trouble of the multicolor offset 
reproduction process used, and the Library is fortunate in receiving one of 
the few copies being distributed. No map in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions quite equals it for completeness and detail in the same area, says 
Mr. Bellin; and concerning the range of its information it will be sufficient 
to say that besides krug and oblast centers, yurta are also indicated, not to 
mention reindeer tents. 

TV Makes Readers 

There is evidence that television is changing from rival to ally, says 
John D. Henderson, Los Angeles County Librarian, in his 43rd Annual Report to 
the Board of Supervisors. "A majority of the branch librarians," he states, 

reported that they had experienced an immediate demand' for any book men- 
tioned, reviewed or dramatized on the airwaves. Some have had runs on Moby 
Dick, Treasure Island and I Led Three Lives, following their portrayal on TV. 
Others said 'Patrons come to verify facts seen and heard on TV ; 'Patrons want 
to read about people they have seen on TV shows' ; 'TV has vitalized interest 
in certain classics. Many old titles are being rediscovered'; 'Books are con- 
sulted to clear up vagueness left in minds of TV viewers'; 'When a TV show 
depicts an event in history there are many requests for material on it and the 
people involved.' Interest in the Civil War, lives of the Presidents, Cali- 
fornia history, and World War II can be traced to TV and radio programs. 'More 
people are reading Shakespeare and other poetry and drama, thanks to TV's Dr. 
Baxter and Toast of the Town.' One branch head reported a 9-year old boy who 
was checking out a biography on Davy Crockett and a copy of Jules Verne's 
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as saying, 'Now I'm going to find out exactly how 
Davy died and how that submarine sank. 

i it 

SLA to Visit Health Department Building 

An opportunity to inspect the new building of the Los Angeles City Health 
Department in the Civic Center will be offered on Tuesday evening, February 28, 
when the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association 
holds its monthly meeting there. The meeting will begin at 8 o'clock, at 
which time tours of the building will start. Miss Josephine Herrmann, Librar- 
ian of the Public Health Division of the Los Angeles Public Library, will de- 
scribe the division's new library quarters. The Health Department Building 
is situated at 111 East First Street. 

Preceding the evening meeting, a dinner of the Chapter will be held at 
6:30 at the Grandview Gardens, in Chinatown. The price will be $1.50. Reser- 
vations should be received by Miss Agnes Imbrie, Los Angeles County Health 
Department Library, 241 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 12, by February 25. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, William 
Wallace Bellin, James R. Cox, Louise M. Darling, Edna C. Davis, Francis Brooke 

Whiting, II. 


MAR 2 19! 



Volume 9, Number 11 

February 24, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Next best to travelling is to talk with travellers or to read their 
books. I have been visiting and lunching lately with Professors Ralph Cohen 
and James Phillips (English), Walter Rubsamen (Music), and Dean McHenry (Po- 
litical Science), and have sought to lead the conversation eventually to our 
own library problems. The Library Committee, under the Chairmanship of 
Professor Herrick, is earnestly carrying out the Chancellor's request that 
we restudy the matter of Branch Library development, and another meeting is 
scheduled in my office for next Tuesday afternoon. 

Recent callers to discuss University Press-University Library relations 
were the Press's director, August Fruge, and the Chairman of the Editorial 
Committee, Southern Section, Professor Foster Sherwood. 

Milford Zornes, painter, called to see how we have hung him, e.g., his 
water colors of the Channel Islands, destined eventually for the walls of 
Special Collections. The same day brought a visit from Mrs. Elsa Loacker 
Jones, former colleague in the Acquisitions department from 1938 to 1942, dur- 
ing which epoch we co- accessioned the Burdach-Bremer-Dahl erup-Dickey collec- 
tions. Ward Ritchie, printer, was guest at a recent meeting of my class, and 
spoke of the work of William Morris. Leo Linder and Wilbur Smith have been 
providing us with examples of the work the class is studying, and when sched- 
ules can be arranged the students are going cross-city to see the Clark and 
Huntington Libraries. 

Yesterday afternoon Melville Anderson was successfully examined in my 
office for the Ed.D. degree. His dissertation on the early education journals 
in California was directed by Professor Flaud Wooton. Other committee members 
meeting with us included Dean Lee and Professors Briscoe and Engelbert. 

Trail's end of my lecturing on Southwest literature was reached last 
Sunday when I spoke at the Southwest Museum, under the auspices of Director 
Carl Dentzel. The Museums' s librarian, Mrs. Ella Robinson, proudly displayed 
103 of the 120 items listed in the bibliography of novels called Heart of the 
Southwest . Under the dynamic Mr, Dentzel the Southwest Museum has increased 
its membership by forty per cent, and extensively remodelled the towered build- 
ing on the high west bank of the Arroyo Seco. 

Miss Ackerman and I were guests at a reception given by Miss Boaz and her 
colleagues for the ALA accrediting team on the USC Library School, which in- 
cluded Harold L'ancour, Chairman, Bernard Van Home (Portland Public Library), 
and Eugene Wilson (University of Colorado). Afterward Miss Ackerman and I 
dined with the team and discussed UCLA's plans in this field. These have been 
set forth in a summary memorandum available upon request to my office. 

gg UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Carolyn Savitt London has accepted the position of Principal Library 
Assistant in the Undergraduate Library. Mrs. London holds a B. S. in Library 
Science from the University of Minnesota, and has been employed as librarian 
by the Engineering Societies Library and the Tide Water Associated Oil Company 
in New York City. 

Francis J. Schmuck, who has replaced Robert Franklin as Photographer in 
the Library Photographic Service, received his training at the Fred Archer 
School of Photography in Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Barbara A. Cook, Senior Typist Clerk, has transferred from part-time 
work as a student assistant in the Interlibrary Loans office, to a full-time 
position in the Librarian's Office. Mrs. Cook received an A. A. in English 
from UCLA last June, and has also attended Stephens College, where she assisted 
in the office of the Science Department. 

Victor C. Johannsen , Librarian-1, has resigned from the Acquisitions De- 
partment . 


Miss Elsie Sullens and Mr. Louis Krueger, of the USC Library Catalog Depart- 
ment, were visitors on February 3 in the Catalog Department. 

On February 11, James Cox showed the Library to two visiting booksellers, 
Mr. Vernon Howard, expert in mountaineering literature from San Francisco, and 
Mr. Richard Mohr of the International Bookfinders in Inglewood. 

Senhora Galba Samoel Santos, wife of the Consul General of Brazil in Los 
Angeles, visited the Library on February 14, with Miss Helen Caldwell of the De- 
partment of Classics, and was shown about by Helene Schimansky. 

On February 16, Dr. Harold Lancour, Associate Director and Professor of 
Librarianship at the University of Illinois Library School, and Managing Editor 
of Library Trends, paid a call at the Library following completion of his accred- 
iting visit to the Library School at USC. 

Applause for M. DeW. 

Writing last week in her "Art Notes" column in the Westwood Hills Press and 
Independent about the lively development of the program of art at UCLA, Mrs. 
Dorothy Brown, Assistant Professor of Art, devotes the following appreciative 
paragraph to our Art Librarian, Mary DeWolf: 

"The Art Library has already found it necessary to expand into a large 
classroom across the hall. Of course, Mary DeWolf is the moving spirit behind 
the growth of our library. She believes in its capacity to serve not only the 
department but many other areas and almost any day you can find there a few med- 
ics or regulars from anthropology who study our fine traditional drawings. Miss 
DeWolf has presided over and governed our library affairs ever since we opened 
in the new building. She is another person whose enthusiasm and dedication have 
made great contributions to the community and to the University." 

No Tax Advisers on Campus This Year 

The Controller's Office has announced that no representatives of the U.S. 
Director of Internal Revenue or the California Franchise Tax Commissioner will be 
stationed on campus this year to help staff members prepare their federal and 
state income tax returns. Although representatives have been provided for many 
years in the past, field service programs have been curtailed to such an extent 
that they cannot be supplied this year. 

Staff members may obtain assistance, however, from nearby district offices 
°l t Ji e , U ; S - P ir ector of Internal Revenue, 1447 Second Street, Santa Monica, and 
the California Franchise Tax Board, 1209 Fourth Avenue, Santa Monica, or from 
other regular district offices. 

Williams Baby 

Late news says a girl was born to Flo and Gene Williams on February 17. 
Her name is Cheryl Ann. 

February 24, 1956 


Main Library Exhibit 

The exhibit of Emerson and Emersoniana now on display in the Exhibit 
Room, Main Reading Room, and Graduate Reading Room, has been selected from 
the Arthur Mayers collection recently presented to the Library for the De- 
partment of Special Collections. Included in the 
exhibit are a first edition, first issue copy of 
Ralph Waldo Emerson's first book, Nature, and a 
number of other important first editions and pam- 
phlets from the extensive Emerson bibliography. 

Also on exhibit in the Main Library--in the 
Foyer and on the walls of the Exhibit Room--are 
selections from the work of the bi hi io- photo- 
graphic team of Joyce and Josef Muench. Their 
collaboration has resulted in several widely popu- 
lar photographic essays with descriptive text on 
Southwest and Pacific Coast locales. 

Exhibit on Medicine in the 18th Century 

March 23, 
th e wo rk s 
Use of Wa 
sicians ( 

CI au 
number of 
which he 
spired th 
France an 

current exhibit at 

features the stat 

of Tobias Smollet 

ter," which 'expos 

s of the exhibit a 

from a collection 

which have been le 

de E. Jones, Assoc 

articles on Smol 1 

gave lest week to 

e exhibi t, has 1 en 

d Italy ( 1776) and 

the Biomedical Library, which will remain until 
e of medicine in the 18th century as depicted in 
t, M.D. , most notably in "An Essay on the External 
ed' conditions at the fashionable spa of Bath, 
re seven large Hogarth prints satirizing quack phy- 
published after Hogarth's death by Heath and 
nt by Mrs. John F. Ross, of Brentwood, 
iate Professor of English, who is the author of a 
ett, and whose lecture, "The Doctor as Novelist," 
the Society for the History of Medical Science, in- 
t a first edition of Smollett's Travels Through 

other 18th century works. 

a a 

Another Binding Exhibit at the Clark Library 

The Elkanah Settle Binding Exhibition mentioned 
in the last UCLA Librarian was so enthusiastically 
viewed by visitors that it led to a special exhibi- 
tion of bindings in all display areas of the Clark Li- 
brary. Choice leather bindings contemporary with the 
16th, 17th, and 18th century materials they encase, 
were selected: Mearne' s red morocco bindings done 
for Charles II's Library; armorial bindings for sever- 
al kings of England; Bibles of numerous sizes and 
dates; almanacs in their characteristically intricate 
gold tooling and with massive silver ornaments; blind 
tooled vellum and hand-painted vellum; and simple 
gold tooling in delicate designs and coarser tooling 
in heavier motifs. Dozens of such items now may be 
viewed in the exhibition areas. 

Staff Activities 

Gladys Coryell will leave on March 2 for a month-long tour to several uni- 
versities in the United States as Chapter Visitor for Pi Lambda Theta, national 
fraternity for women in Education, of which she is First Vice-President. Visit; 
with professors and deans of Education and numerous speaking engagements will 
take her from Tucson, Arizona, to Grand Forks, North Dakota, and her stops will 
include Austin (Texas), Evansville (Indiana), Toledo, Detroit, Madison, and 
A 1 bu qu e r que . 

68 UCLA Librarian 

Helen Riley served as a judge last Friday and Saturday in the annual 
UCLA Speech Tournament sponsored by the Speech division of the Department of 
Engli sh. 

Arnulfo Trejo has been appointed to the Latin-American Studies Committee 
for the Los Angeles campus, the Chairman of which is Professor Russell H. 
Fitzgibbon. Mr. Powell is a member, ex officio, of the committee. 

Report from Sacramento 

Among the 59 4 members and delegates who gathered in Sacramento for the 
CSEA General Council meeting, February 11 and 12, were at least two librarians, 
Page Ackerman, from UCLA, and Marie Wallace, from Berkeley. Miss Ackerman 
says that many delegates arrived Friday morning to attend the open hearings 
held by various committees on the hundreds of resolutions submitted by the mem- 
bership. On Saturday morning delegates settled down to the business of acting 
on the flood of resolutions reported out of committee. At about 5: 30 on Sun- 
day afternoon, the Council was adjourned, having elected and installed offi- 
cers for the coming year and accepted, rejected, or amended more than 200 reso- 
lu tions. 

Of special interest to University employees is the favorable action taken 
on a resolution to request the Legislature to appropriate a Salary Increase 
Reserve Fund equal to seven and one-half per cent of the State's payroll, in- 
cluding that of the University of California, and on a resolution calling for 
a study to determine the best type and the cost of a survivorship benefit pro- 
gram for members of the State Employees Retirement System. A resolution sub- 
mitted by the University chapters commemorating Robert Gordon Sproul's twenty- 
fifth anniversary as President of the University of California was unanimously 

Not every moment was devoted to such serious matters, Miss Ackerman says. 
The delegates relaxed, for example, at the University Dinner, on Friday night, 
at a luncheon on Saturday, and at numerous other unscheduled and unofficial 
events. All in all, though, it was a hardworking meeting, as the solid accom- 
plishments coming from it will show. 


Received apparently on 'open exchange' from a University Librarian in 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a copy of The Marilyn Monroe Story, by Joe 
Franklin and Laurie Palmer (New York: Rudolph Field Company, 1953). The 
book has archival interest for UCLA, where Miss Monroe is sometimes reported 
to have taken a course or two in years past. The reader who gets as far as 
page 9 can read that "When people see Marilyn marching around the studio lot 
with copies of the Classics under her arm they snicker and say, 'Get a load of 
that phony blonde, who does she think she's kidding.' Well, the answer is very 
simple. She ain ' t_ kidding brother. This isn't an act. This is the real 
T^ri 11 } 8 "*.. y ' shes even been taking philosophy and literature courses at 
UCLA... More is said about Miss M.'s"deep love of rare and beautiful books," 

which it may be recalled, led to some surprising bidding for some rare and 
beautiful books in a local auction a few years ago--"mid the blaze of flash 
bulbs, as the book says. 

The r Ll L^ arian in Nortn Carolina was not unaware of the local -hi story in- 
terest of this book, for he was one of a few members of the UCLA Library staff 
several years back who shook the hand of this booklover when she came to the 
Library with some movie magazine folks and read a few pages of philosophy and 
literature--mid the blaze of flash bulbs. 


Disaster Preparedness Appointments 

Robert Fessenden has been appointed Building Warden replacing Victor 
Jonannsen, and James Cox has taken over Norah Jones's duties as Alternate Build, 
mg Warden. 

February 24, 1956 69 

How Staff Members Keep Out of Trouble 

Some forty- four committee positions and other official responsibilities 
in professional organizations are held this year by twenty-two members of the 
Library staff. 

Six are serving on committees of the California Library Association: 
Donald Black, on the State Documents Committee; Louise Darling, Hospitals and 
Institutions; Gladys Coryell, California Library History, Bibliography, and 
Archives; Everett Moore, Southern California Co-Chairman, Intellectual Free- 
dom Committee; and Mr. Powell, Southern District member on the State Nomina- 
ting Committee and member of the Committee on Professional Education. 

In the CLA' s Section for work with Boys and Girls, Gladys Coryell is a 
member of the Standards Committee, and Winifred Walker is on the Professional 
Training Committee. 

In the American Library Association, Hilda Gray continues as a member of 
the Public Documents Committee, and Johanna Tollman is serving a second year 
on the Subscription Books Committee. Ruth Doxsee has just been appointed to 
the latter committee. Page Ackerman is a member of the Committee of State 
Representatives in the Association of College and Reference Librarians, and 
Everett Moore is a member of the Committee on New Reference Tools, of the 
ACRL Reference Librarians' Section; and in the Division of Cataloging and 
Classification, Sadie McMurry is a member of the Committee on Classification, 
and Jeanne tte Hagan is on the Committee on Descriptive Cataloging and the 
southern California representative on the Membership Committee. In the same 
Division, Johanna Tollman is an Advisor to the Steering Committee of the 
Catalog Code Revision Committee, Arnulfo Trejo is on the Special Committee on 
Cooperation with Latin American Catalogers and Classifiers, and Gordon 
Will iams is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Study of Catalog Use. 

Louise Darling is a member of the Committee on Resources of the Medical 
Library Association, of the Subcommittee on Recruitment, of the same Associa- 
tion, and of the Recruitment Committee of the Medical Library Group of South- 
ern California. Robert Lewis is on the Membership Committee of this Group, 
and Dorothy Dragonette is a member of its Nominating Committee. All of Miss 
Darling's staff are at work on committees planning for the national conference 
of the Medical Library Association to be held in Los Angeles next June. She 
herself is Chairman of the Exhibit Committee for the conference. 

Johanna Tollman is Chairman of the Employment Committee of the Southern 
California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and she is also work- 
ing on a committee to compile a guide to published series of college and uni- 
versity engineering research departments in the United States. 

Anthony Greco is a member of a special committee of the CLA to study the 
proposal to organize a Staff Organizations Round Table in California. 

In the California State Employees' Association, Page Ackerman is a Repre- 
sentative- at-Large for University Chapter 44 and was a delegate to the 26th 
General Council Meeting, and Elizabeth Bradstreet is serving a second term as 
member of the Chapter's Personnel Committee. Robert Lewis is Editor of the 
CSEA "44." 

Also on the statewide scene is Mr. Powell's service on the Advisory Com- 
mittee on Institutional Libraries, to which he was appointed by the California 
Department of Corrections. 

Also among our editors is Paul Miles, of the Calibrarian, the U.U bchool 
of Librarianship Alumni Association's quarterly newsletter. One of his Assoc- 
iate Editors is Lyle Perusse. 

Participating in a variety of other professional, scholarly, and cultural 
endeavors are Gladys Coryell, First Vice-President of the national organization 
of Pi Lambda Theta, and Lorraine Mathies, Chairman of the Membership Committee 
of the fraternity's Alpha Delta Chapter; Helene Schimansky, Secretary of the 
Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; Arnulfo Trejo, on the Planning Committee ol the 
annual Southwest Conference at Occidental College, and on the University s 
Latin American Studies Committee on the Los Angeles campus; Louise Darling, 
Secretary of the Society for the History of Medical Sci ence;- Evere tt Moore, 
member of the Board of Governors of the Rounce & Coffin Club and of the Execu- 
tive Board of the University Friends of Music; and Mr. Powell, President of the 

70 UCLA Librarian 

Bibliographical Society of America and also of the Zamorano Club, both for 
second terms. 

Corrections, additions, and emendations to this catalog of voluntary work 
by our ou tward- 1 ooking staff are solicited, and should be reported to Miss 
Ackerman . 

Percy J. Dobell 

On January 28 Mr. R. John Dobell, of Tunbridge Wells, in England, wrote 
to Mr. Powell about the death of his father, the noted bookseller, Percy J. 
Dobell. "He died on January 23rd," he wrote, "after a few days in bed follow- 
ing coronary thrombosis. Only the week before he had been working with all 
his usual eagerness and he maintained his interests and courage to the end." 
(He was in his eighties, though we do not know his exact age.) 

"My father," Mr. Dobell continued, "had been a great friend to the librar- 
ies of the United States including of course the W. A. Clark Memorial Library 
and his exceptional knowledge of seventeenth century literature makes his 
death a dreadful loss to the book- worl d. . . " Mr. Powell has written to Mr. 
Dobell that "we in American libraries are grateful to him for his long and 
faithful and wise devotion to our interests. He was one of the best bookmen 
of all time ... Would there were more like him!" 

With Camera and Crankcase 


The collection was obtained through the kind assistance of Judge James H. 
Pope, of the Los Angeles Municipal Court, who writes as follows of Dr. Low's 
indomitable spirit in going anywhere and under any conditions to obtain a pic- 

I have been with him on some of his photographic adventures and had much 
iun. lhe fact that the ravine had no road for an automobile made no difference 
to him. He said if he could get a good picture he would be satisfied and would 
tind some way to get out. On one occasion in a Hupp which had a lower crank- 
case than other cars of the period, and this was about 1912 or 1913, he broke 
a hole in this crankcase on one of his beloved rocks and his oil ran out. This 
proved to be but an incident in the pursuit of a desired picture. Searching 
his car for something he found an old shirt and a quart of oil. 
i„, ,»T £ a r eful , ] y as x , f he were performing an operation he stuffed the shirt 
into the hole, fastened the edges down so as not to interfere with the crank- 
shatt, put in four quarts of water and his quart of oil on top, filled some 
cans with water and departed. He pulled up a heavy grade to the road above the 
llttT Tt , 30 miles to Saugus to a garage, filling the crankcase with 

water at the rate of about a quart every three or four miles. There the crank- 

:he hole patched with metal, the crankcase filled with oil, 
... So far as the engine was concerned, he said, 'It 

d he was off for home 

did it good. 

February 24, 1956 71 

Librarians and Administrators Meet at Davis 

Dora Gerard and Professor Pierre A. Miller, Chairman of the Agriculture 
Library Committee, attended the University of California Library Council's 
Special Meeting on Agriculture, on the Davis campus, February 6 and 7. The 
purpose of the meeting was to consider how to improve and coordinate library 
resources for agricultural research and teaching in the University. The 
main accomplishment of the meeting, Miss Gerard says, was preparation of a 
"Working Paper on a Joint Collecting Code for Agricultural Literature." The 
aim of such a code is to insure on a Uni versi ty- wide basis adequate resources 
in all fields of agriculture, to control unnecessary duplication, and to co- 
ordinate collection building on the several campuses concerned. Further 
meetings on other campuses with agricultural libraries will be necessary to 
complete the work. Also present at the Davis meeting were librarians Blanchard 
and Sekerak, of Davis; Buvens, of Riverside; and Jaffa, of Berkeley; library 
committeemen Bohart and Foytik, of Davis; and Joslyn, of Berkeley; Vice-Presi- 
dent Wellman; Provost Freeborn and Dean Briggs of Davis; and Vi ce-Ch ancel 1 or 
and Librarian Coney, of Berkeley. 

From Evans ton and Hanover 

The first "Library Evening" was held at the Northwestern University Library 
on January 14, when the Lew Sarett Collection, consisting of manuscripts, note- 
books, letters, photographs, and memorabilia, was presented to the University as 
a gift of the Sarett family. The "Library Evenings " have been ini ti ated " fo r 
the purpose of establishing a bond of mutual concern between the Library and 
people within and without the University interested in the world of books. Lew 
Sarett had been associated with Northwestern for thirty-three years as Professor 
of Speech, and was the author of five books of poems interpreting Indian and 
frontier life as well as books in the field of speech. 

The Librarian of Dartmouth College, Richard W. Morin, points out in his 
Annual Report for 1954-1955 a problem that is possibly unique to that college: 
"There are many college libraries serving exclusively undergraduates and gradu- 
ates. But perhaps nowhere else save at Dartmouth is there a 'university' li- 
brary the primary raison d'etre of which is to serve what is in effect almost 
exclusively an undergraduate institution. While this is not a new discovery, 
it is a fact of such central importance that we must not for a moment lose 
sight of it. Some large universities have endeavored to bring undergraduates 
into better relationship with the institution's library resources by simply 
carving out and isolating from the main collections a segment made up of any- 
where from twenty to a hundred thousand volumes and treating this segment as 
the preserve of the undergraduate in which he may safely roam as in a corral. 
Opinions vary as to whether this meets the problem or dodges it, but whatever 
may be one's view as to its merits, it is not really a solution compatible with 
our own situation. To resort to such a device at Dartmouth would place us in 
the position of docking the dog's tail and throwing the dog away." 

Edward A. Dickson (1879-1956) 

As this issue goes to press, news has just come of Regent Edward A. 
Dickson's death. In our next issue we plan to publish a number of tributes 
by members of the University community who have worked closely with him in 
building the University at Los Angeles. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, James H. 
Cox, Edna Davis, Dorothy R. Dragonette, Dora M. Gerard, Helen B. Sheridan, 
L. Kenneth Wilson. Drawings by Roberta Nixon. 

MAR 1 9 19 56 

^^ MAP 


Volume 9, Number 12 

March 9, 1956 

From the Librarian 

This is the fifth year I have spoken on poetry to the Browning Society of 
San Francisco. The long memory of these ladies means a different talk each 
year, but then, an Angeleno in San Francisco never lacks a subject. 

It has been an unusually talkative week for me, starting with the Dickson 
memorial services on Monday. Tuesday night I spoke at a Pasadena civic dinner 
for Doris Hoit, retiring after twenty distinguished years as City Librarian. 
Miss Hoit will be succeeded on May 1st by her assistant librarian, Marjorie 
Donaldson, who has been a member of the staff since 1944. 

Following lunch on Wednesday with Martha Boaz, I spoke to the USC library 
school class on what I called "Grass Roots Librari an ship , " and in the evening 
presided at the Zamorano Club's monthly dinner. 

Miss Ackerman, Professor Hand, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Smith joined me last 
week in a luncheon for Wilbur's famous and generous mother, Mrs. Ethel Park 
Richardson, at which we told her of some of the items we have bought with her 
$5000 gift, and she told us of the ardors and the aftermath of her winning 
$100,000 on a TV show. 

Mary Ryan and James Mink gave me heroic help on the Pasadena talk, with 
Miss Ryan supplying material on Jefferson's concept of public libraries, and 
Mr. Mink material on the beginnings of the Pasadena Public Library. The lat- 
ter il lustrated a point we make in research libraries, i.e. that because a 
book is not immediately needed is no reason for not adding it to the collec- 
tion, if it is deemed to have research value. In answer to my request for an 
early catalog of the Pasadena Public Library, Mr. Mink brought in one of the 
year 1897. It looked vaguely familiar. I examined the "legend" we used to 
enter as part of an elaborate accessioning process, and saw in my own youthful 
hand "Gift of Dr. Hussey, March 10, 1938." For eighteen years, almost to the 
day, the volume was buried in the stacks, awaiting its first call, and an ur- 
gent one. This is what it means for a library to have the right book in the 
proper place at the time of need. A deep bow also to the donor, Professor 
Roland D. Hussey, now as then a faithful user and benefactor of the Library. 


Mr. Trejo to Speak on Latin American Series 

Arnulfo D. Trejo will give the second in a series of lectures sponsored 
by the Committee on Latin American Studies, on Tuesday evening, March 20, at 
8 o'clock, in BAE 121. His subject will be "New Horizons in Education in 
Mexico: The University of Mexico." He will be introduced by Mr. Powell. 

74 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

William Osuga, Librarian-1, has joined the staff of the Reference Depart- 
ment to fill the vacancy in the Reference and Bibliography and Interlibrary 
Loans Sections which has temporarily been held by Mrs. Phyllis Allen. Mr. 
Osuga holds an M . A. in history, with specialization in Far Eastern Studies, 
and he received the M.L.S. degree from the School of Librari anship at Berkeley 
last January. He has worked as an assistant in the East Asiatic Library at 
Berkeley since 1953. 

Everett Wallace, Librarian-1, replaces Donald Black in the Reference sec- 
tion of the Engineering Library Also a Berkeley Library School graduate, Mr. 
Wallace comes to UCLA from the Oakland Public Library, where he served as 
reference librarian in the Science and Industry Division. 

Mrs. Phyllis Allen has transferred from the Reference Department to the 
Biomedical Library to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dorothy 


Glen Bowers, Director of the California State Conciliation Service, and 
Louis DeWolf, a member of the Conciliation Service staff, visited the Insti- 
tute of Industrial Relations Library on February 17, accompanied by Irving 
Berns tein , Institute research historian. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Sandall of Auckland, New Zealand, toured the Li- 
brary on February 28. Mr. Sandall, who is the Librarian of Auckland University 
College, will be in the United States for three months and in England for five 
or six months, travelling under a Carnegie grant. He will devote his time in 
the United States to visiting several university libraries in order to learn 
more of American university library philosophy, methods, buildings, cooperative 
projects, and exchanges. Mr. and Mrs. Sandall were entertained at luncheon by 
Mr. Williams and Miss Lodge. 

Mr. Hirokazu Aiba, of the Hinomoto Library in Los Angeles, formerly of 
Tenri Central Library, of Nara; Dr. Sadao Kashihara, of Kyoto, now doing gradu- 
ate research at the Los Angeles County General Hospital; and Mr. Susumu Shiroto, 
of Nagano, visited the Library on March 1, particularly to see the Oriental 
Library, to which they were given a cordial reception by Mrs. Mok and her staff 
in spite of her library's being in the midst of moving to its new quarters. 
Mrs. Tanabe showed them other parts of the Main Library. 

Staff Activities 

Esther Koch has been appointed chairman of the Nominating Committee of the 
Division of Cataloging and Classification of the American Library Association. 

A Decade of Recruiting for Medical Libraries," a paper read by Louise 
Darling at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association at 
Milwaukee May 16-20, 1955, has been published in the Bulletin of the Associa- 
tion in the January issue. 

Autographed Bible 

H. L. Mencken anecdotes are probably turning up now in attics and archives 
all over the country, and the following one has been discovered by Liselotte 
Manfredi in the Department of Special Collections. It was in a holograph scrap- 
book of Will Donaldson, who got it from Dave Moss and Frances Steloff of the 
botham Book Mart. Whether it has been published anywhere is not known. Mencken 
and Theodore Dreiser, it appears, ambled into the Gotham Book Mart one day, both 
feeling good and signed everything in sight. An old Bible was inscribed by 
Dreiser: With the compliments of the Author, Theodore Dreiser." And below, 
Mencken wrote: "H. L. Mencken, His Apostle," 

March 9, 1956 75 

Custer on Lubetzky 

Seymour Lubetzky, a member of the UCLA Library staff from 1936 to 1942 
(1936-1938, assistant in Serials; 1938-1942, cataloger and later reviser and 
chief classifier) is the subject of a pleasant biographical sketch in the 
January 1956 issue of the Journal of Cataloging & Class if icat ion , by Benjamin 
A. Custer, his friend and department head at UCLA (1939-1943), now Processing 
Director of the Detroit Public Library. Mr. Custer, tracing Mr. Lubetzky's 
library career from its start in a temporary position with the National Park 
Service to his present position as Consultant on Bibliographic and Cataloging 
Policy at the Library of Congress, describes the beginning of his interest in 
"reasons as well as precedents" in cataloging practice, under the stimulus of 
Jens Nyholm, then head of the Catalog Department at UCLA, an interest which 
has grown in the years following, and which has been recognized in various 
ways: in the assignments he has been given at the Library of Congress- -among 
them an analysis of the ALA rules for entry, which resulted in his widely- 
discussed report, Cataloging Rules and Principles (1953)--and most recently in 
being awarded the Margaret Mann Citation for 1955, for outstanding profession- 
al achievement in the field of cataloging and classification. "His creative 
thinking, his tenacious concern to solve a problem, his utter disrespect for 
impressive authority or tradition, and his complete devotion to the truth and 
to reason (to quote Luther H. Evans in a letter to Mr. Custer) are qualities 
which those who knew him at UCL^ remember well. 

Campus Libraries Move 

The Music Library has moved to its new quarters on the first floor of the 
Music Building. Mail should now be sent by Campus Mail. For several weeks 
there will be no telephone service, but messages may be left at extension 237, 
Music Department, where they will be picked up a number of times each day. 
Hours of service are now from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., Saturday, and closed on Sunday. 

The space in Library 10 vacated by Music has now been taken over by the 
Oriental Library of the Department of Special Collections. Its telephone is 

Perilous Times in the Library 

Dramatizations of librarians at work are the fashion these days on stage 
and screen. In both cases the librarians do battle against forces that threat- 
en the survival of libraries as we know them. In New York, Shirley Booth, as 
Bunny Watson, is head librarian of the research library of a radio- tel evi sion 
network, in a comedy entitled The Desk Set, by William Marchant. In the course 
of the drama she is called on to match her prodigious knowledge and memory 
against EMMABAC, an electronic brain which threatens to usurp the functions oi 
the human beings on the library staff. But, we understand, she meets the chal- 
lenge of automation triumphantly, "with humor and intelligence.' Film rights 
for The Desk Set have been purchased by Twentieth Century- Fox. 

In the movies we shall soon be able to see Bette Davis play the part ol a 
small-town librarian who is discharged because she refuses to withdraw from 
the shelves a book that is under attack by a small group of citizens. The 
film, called Storm Center, has been made by Columbia Pictures, and will be re- 
leased this spring or summer. As we have read in the January California 
Librarian, in an article by Buth Hall, Librarian of the Santa Rosa Public 
Library, that library was chosen as the setting for the film because it was 
considered a prototype of the small public library in the United States, 
movie, we understand, has a 'happy' ending. 


I 'CI. -\ 1. 1 hi hi i (in 

railed an "Information Retrieval Specialist," who will be trained in electri- 
cal engineering and mathematics I <> solve reference and bibliographical prob- 
lems by use o f I RM and UN f VAC". Tli ere will presumably be no place in such a 
world for Runny Watson and her prodigious knowledge and memory and her humor 
and intelligence. Wi I I this plot, too, have a h appv ending 7 Tune in a 
generation or two from now, and find out which 

happy ending 
side is ah e ad . 

Fellowships for Children's and School Librarians 

The California Congress of Parents and Teachers is offering two fellow- 
ships of $7 50 each, for the academic year 1956-57, for students preparing for 
work with children in the public school or public library systems in Califor- 
nia, according to a joint announcement by J. Periam Ranton, of the University 
of California, and Martha T. Roaz, of the University of Southern California. 
Tli i s is the third year these fellowships have been offered. While the reci- 
pients of the awards need not be California residents, the successful appli- 
cants must agree to spend two years following graduation working with chil- 
dren in California libraries. 

One fellowship is available at the library school of each of these uni- 
versities. Admission requirements at each school include graduation with a 
Bachelor's degree from an approved college or university, a strong scholastic 
record, and special interest in and qualifications for library work with chil- 
dren and young people. 

Interested candidates should write at once; for application blanks and 
detailed admission requirements to the Library School they prefer. 

Vicki Soetidja Malkin 

A girl , 
on March 1. 

Vicki Soetidi 

was born to Audree (Covington) and Raymond Malkin, 

Mrs. Allen Is Appointed to Library hoard 

Mrs. Raymond R. Allen was nominated by Mayor Pou I son on Wednesday to fill 
late Regent Dickson's place on the Los Angeles City Hoard of Library Corn- 
sub j eel. to confirmation by the City Council. 

missioners. The nomination is 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office 
Editor: Everett. Moore. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, James R. 
Cox, laselotte r . Manfredi, Ilelene E. Schimansky. 

UCLA Librarian 
Suppl emen t 
March 9, 1956 

1879- 1956 

The name of Edward A. Dickson won dual respect from librarians at UCLA, 
for it was inextricably linked with the founding of the University at Los 
Angeles and with the development of its Libraries into major resources of the 
University. Newspaper stories of Regent Dickson's death on February 22 spoke 
of him as the "godfather" of the southern campus, for he was credited with 
having first discovered the present site of UCLA. His own book, The Univer- 
sity of California at Los Ange le s , Its Origin and Formative Years, published 
last May by the Friends of the UCLA Library, provides the best account of his 
long and fruitful efforts to build a strong University here. We have asked 
several members of the faculty and the administration and others who were 
associated with Mr. Dickson in the work of the University or in the community 
to write briefly of their recollections of his life and work. Following are 
their contributions. 

We of the early faculty knew Regent Dickson and many of his friends well 
from 1918 to 1956. On all occasions, he sought us out for counsel on new 
ideas or to suggest a more lively public attitude on the part of the faculty. 
At house parties and in social groups, he talked of the welfare of the univer- 
sity. For nearly half a century he practiced close personal contacts with 
members of the faculty. He urged us to be community men by appearing at 
clubs, on the forum and in the press. 

Part of his kindly interest in me in these early days stemmed from my 
contributions to the Los Angeles Times. It was uplifting to meet him often 
as a colleague and as a friend whose vision of 1918-1919 was rapidly becoming 

a real ity . 

The ideal of the university as a great collection of books was in his 
mind. At times I added the slogan, "Seek ye first the kingdom of scholarship 
and all else will be added unto you." 

Regent Dickson instinctively grasped the necessity of a great library 
and able men to use it. And as an active member of the Historical Society ot 
Southern California, he saw the need for massive collections of documents, 
especially as they bore on the development of the West. By nature he thought 
in large terms and possessed a sanguine and indefatigable spirit, contagious 
to all. 

--Frank J. Klingberg, Professor of History, Emeri- 
tus, who joined the faculty of the State Normal 
School, forerunner of UCLA, in 1919. 


My acquaintance and friendship with Edward A. Dickson stem from ^ e "> ber - 
ship on the board of directors of the Historical Society of Southern California 
and on the executive committee of the Friends of the ULLA Li brary . 

From 1946 through 1950, the years when Mr. Dickson was vice president and 
then president of the Society, there were many pleasant dinner meetings of the 
directors at the Clark and Biltmore hotels in Los Angeles, usu ally ^ ec ^ng 
the public sessions. Here Edward Dickson was a quiet but vital force launch 
ing and carrying out detailed and practical ideas for expanding the hi storicaJ 
groups influence in the community, for enlisting the support of outstanding 

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Cal i forniaiis, for securing a permanent home for the Society, and lor active 
participation in California's centennial year ( 1 u 50 )- - especi al ly for sponsor- 
ship of the most successful Literary Centennial. Mr. Dickson was only an 
occasional attendant at tlie Society's public meetings, bn t — in the best use 
of the phrase--he loved to "pull the strings" from behind. The other direc- 
tors leaned on the opinions of this persuasive man, for they were important 
ancl sound, and ordinarily they followed his recommendations. 

So, too, F.dward A. Dickson was the "strong man" who year by year devoted 
himself eagerly ami lovingly to building up and fostering the University ol 
California at Los Angeles. I was personally aware of his vital interest, in 
every phase of University activities when 1 became the first president of the 
Friends of UCLA Library--a library which, due in part to the Dickson enthusi- 
asm, is one of the country's most important research collections. The pur- 
pose of the Friends, acting as a 1 i ason group between the public and the men 
and women of the campus, is primarily to enrich the resources of the Library, 
particularly the Department of Special Collections. While the Hegents gave 
formal approval to the formation of the Friends in midyear 1951, it was 
Chairman Dickson who not only became a charier member of the group but showed 
his continuing interest by being present at every meet i n g- - from the first on 
November 13, 195l--and by a variety of generous contributions. Also, he not 
only found time to serve actively on the Los Angeles I^ublic Library Hoard but 
to give support to all bookish endeavors in our rapidly growing region. Li- 
brarians inevitably turned to him as a friend, a tower of strength, and a man 
who translated good ideas into actual achievements. 

--W, W Robinson, Vice President of the Title 
Insurance and Trust Company , and former 
Pres ident of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 


Edward A. Dickson was a member of the Los Angeles Hoard of Library Com- 
missioners from July 28, 1948 until his death. 

From the day of his appointment, the Library staff was aware of Mr. 
Dickson's keen intellect and sincere interest. He did not take his responsi- 
bilities lightly, and followed each item brought before the Hoard with close 
attention. There was only one way to persuade Mr. Dickson of the value of 
any proposition under consideration, and that was solely on its own merits. 
He could not be appealed to except in terms of public interest. 

In all affairs Mr. Dickson had one standard- - the highest possible. It 
was sometimes irksome to him to see the limited budget under which the Li - 
brary operated, yet he would have been the last to vote for an extravagance. 
Mr. Dickson was greatly interested in defending the Library against attack 
or weakening influences. He took a vigorous part in resisting the recommenda- 
tions of the late "Little Hoover Commission" to reduce the powers of the 
Hoard of Library Commissioners because he felt that lay interest and partici- 
pation is vital in democratic government. 

In spite of a sometimes severe outward manner, Mr. Dickson was humane 
and warm-hearted, and always showed immediate concern when matters of staff 
welfare were before the Hoard. We in the Library shall miss his strong guid- 
ance, and we join the rest of the community in mourning him. 

--Harold L Hamill, Librarian of the Los Angeles 
Pub lie I. ibrary. 

March 9, 1956 

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Left: The portrait of Edward A. Dickson by 
Arthur Cahill, painted in 1953, which hangs 
in the Library; above: President Sproul 
and Regent Dickson (1953). 

Below, left: Regent Dickson and Professor William A. Nitze, fellow 
donors on Friends' Day, 1952 (Mr. Dickson presented a copy of the 
Cologne Chronicle, 1499); right: Regent Dickson and the late 
Provost Ernest Carroll Moore, on Friends' Founding Day, 1951. 

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( 'CLA Librari an 


Certain qualities of Edward A, Dickson's character built singular strength 

He hail a tremendous zest for life. Never was he too 

and duties to take on another constructive idea and 

it through to fulfillment. And his interests swept broad hori zons - -educa- 

mto his endeavors 
pressed by other concerns 
ti on 

1 e bra t i on s , 

and art, history and libraries, civic duties and significant ce 
On the I.os Angeles Board of Library Commissioners his remarkable execu- 
tive ability was always evident. A quick survey of facts, an analysis of th 
problem, and what to do about it stepped along with precision. He speedily 
shifted the day's agenda into high gear. His were never snap judgments but. 
welled up from a deep reservoir of thoughtful and widely varied experience 
Of special value to the great city library 


and the swiftly growing one 
UCI.A, too', was his feeling for history. lie sensed the stuff of which history 
is made. Constantly he encouraged the writing of reminiscences, the collecting 
of colorful anecdote, the salvaging of documents, letters, and photographs, 
was an active archivist, ever ardent, and alert. Both as a collector 


in d 

actor on the scene he has enriched the heritage of our libraries. 

His service to the University of California throughout the state and his 
warm devotion to UCLA inscribes him in our memory in a time- fast blue and gold. 

--Mrs. Klmer Belt, formerly a member of the City 
of Los Angeles Hoard of Library Commi s s lone rs . 

Hegent Edward A. Dickson, a doer of the first rank, knew, respected, and 
had a deep affection for scholarship and higher education. He began his pro- 
fessional career as a teacher of English in Japan, and li i s pursuit of learning, 
especially in the fields of journalism, biography, history and art, was a life- 
long mission. He was an avid Lincolnian col lector and student. He knew the 
lives and many of the works of Horace, Dante, Petrarch, Voltaire, and Columbus. 
A prime motive for his travels was a yearning for a deeper understanding of 
the lives of these and other men of letters, arts and action. He knew Califor- 
nia history, and he helped make it. He had a great love for most classical 
art and a profound dislike for certain types of modern art. We are indebted 
to his interest in art, and his own practical ait in getting things for UCLA, 
for the Hole collection of paintings. The Los Angeles Times has reminded us 
that Edward Dickson, as President of tlte Los Angeles Art Association, cham- 
pioned the policy of bringing new artists and their works to the attention of 
the Southern California public. 

Two incidents in Mr. Dickson's recent travel in Spain reveal his concern 
for books and art. While visiting the Christopher Columbus library in Seville, 
he noted that the ceiling was in need of repair and learned that the library 
needed $5,000, which it did not have and could not raise, to pay for the neces- 
sary repairs. Upon his return to Los Angeles, Edward Dickson quietly but ef- 
fectively set about raising the $5,000. I was told yesterday that some of the 
last letters addressed to Edward Dickson contained checks for the repair of 
the Columbus library. 

During this same visit to Spain, Regent Dickson, and Mrs. Dickson, who 
complements him in all things, had luncheon in Madrid with the cultural attache 
from the United States. In the luncheon conversation, in the typical Dicksonian 
manner, Edward Dickson suggested that it would be fitting for California, whose 
early culture was Hispanic, to send to Spain, as a loan exhibit, about one hun- 
dred of California's best paintings. lie promised to do it, and that promise is 
now well on its way to fulfillment 

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You could always depend on the presence of Edward Dickson at University 
Commencements, Charter Day exercises, military reviews, University lectures, 
faculty high jinks and many other University activities. Night and day, as 
host or guest, the development of UCLA was uppermost in his serious and fer- 
tile mind. He would "buttonhole" everyone who could help the University, 
and begin unfolding and encouraging some new plan of his for the development 
of UCLA. It might be the faculty club, a school of 1 1 br ari an sh ip , additions 
to the art museum, the Near East program, the University's retirement system, 
a scholarship in journalism, his beneficent endowment of professorships for 
our own distinguished emeriti, or one of his many other plans for the Univer- 
sity he loved so dearly. 

Edward Dickson's dedication to UCLA was admirably complete. It was 
characterized by vision, intelligence, consecration, negotiation, operation, 
and consummation. May we never forget how much we are in his debt, and may 
others rise to dedicate their lives to the great University to which he gave 
so large and rich a portion of his own life. 

--Vern 0. Knudsen, Professor of Physics and Dean 
of the Graduate Division. 


Edward A. Dickson loved the University of California so much that his 
greatest ambition was to expand its influence to the Southern part of the 
State, and as few men before him have done, he lived to see his goal achieved. 

From the time of my first active participation in the life of the Univer- 
sity in 1924, I have known of no man who has contributed more to the pheno- 
menal growth of UCLA than Mr. Dickson. He was a man of great vision who had 
the tenacity, even to the very end of his career, to pursue his objectives. 
Among the Alumni he was fondly referred to as "Mr. UCLA" for, indeed, he was. 
It was his foresight that not only made the University of California a truly 
state-wide institution, but also made the whole University rank as one of the 
all-time great centers of learning in the world. 

He was a successful man because his wealth extended far beyond worldly 
measures. He gave of himself, not only to his local community, but to the 
State, and even to the world. As we look back over his long years of service, 
we can only state that the full measure of all the good he accomplished in 
his lifetime seems beyond our comprehension. 

He will not be forgotten because the University of California at Los 
Angeles stands as a perpetual monument to his memory. 

--Thomas J. Cunningham, UCLA '28, General Counsel 
of the Regents, formerly Judge of the Superior 
Court, Los Angeles. 


The bond between us was books. Edward Dickson was a bookman, collecting 
and reading them all his long life, and taking great pride in the growth of 
the UCLA libraries. He loved books both for their content and their format. 
He was an amateur of fine printing. Thirty years ago he saw the significance 
of the Clark Library and joined with Ernest Carroll Moore, another great 
bookman, to secure it for UCLA. He was a charter member of the Friends of 
the UCLA Library, who published his documentary history of the Los Angeles 

campus. ... 

Our conversation was never far from books, as we took turns talking 
about our latest discoveries. Out of sight was never out of mind, forwherever 
he travelled, at home or abroad, Edward Dickson remembered the Library s needs, 
that greatness comes from growth, and he would visit bookshops and ask their 
owners to write us about items he thought we might need. 

Supplement - 6 UCLA Librarian 

On his last trip to Europe he sent hack postcards of bookstalls on the 
Seine and of the Vatican Library, and when lie returned he was still on fire 
from his visit to the Biblioteca Columbina in Seville, recalling his emotions 
in poring over Columbus's own books. He had also been pleased to encounter 
there in Seville the Bancroft Library's representative for the foreign micro- 
film project, Dr. Adele Kibre, and to rejoice in a world-wide University of 
Cal i forni a . 

Thought in Edward Dickson always led to action. He was both dreamer and 
doer. T did not always agree with what he did or proposed to do, and my tel- 
ling him so did not disturb our working friendship. lie respected sincere be- 
liefs that differed from his own. 

Since 1948 he was a strong member of the Board of Library Commissioners 
of the City of Los Angeles, convinced of the importance of free inquiry to an 
enlightened citizenry. He believed also that we should add library education 
to the graduate schools at UCLA, and for twenty-six years this belief was con- 
stant with him. 

Only two months ago he participated in a regional conference to plan a 
UCLA library school, and our last memory of the living man recalls Edward 
Dickson following this four-hour conference with the alert zest of a young en- 
thusiast, an unforgettable demonstration of what it means to be faithful, per- 
sistent, and believing. In this man was the creative power that builds cities 
and temples and campu ses- - pi aces of dedication and purpose, and of lasting 
influence. Only thirty years ago he surveyed this land whereon we meet today, 
and because of his vision which saw beyond the green grass and the yellow 
mustard, it is now a dynamic center of education, a stronghold of democracy, 
each rosy brick of which was figuratively laid in place by Edward Dickson. 

I am supposed to confine myself to his bookishness, but I cannot close 
without speaking of the man, who was like a father to many of us--a man of 
personal modesty, always unassuming, working for his ideas and never for him- 
sel f . 

Suddenly there he was, a book under his arm brought for the Library, 
quietly authoritative, always impeccably dressed and courtly in manner, with 
the shy smile and the appreci ati ve chuckle. 

Now he is gone. Much can and will be done in his memory. In that sense 
he will never be lost to us. 

--Lawrence Clark Powell 

W 2 8 1956 



Volume 9, Number 13 

March 23, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Two of our favorite bookmen, J. Frank Dobie, Texan, and Frederick B. 
Adams, Jr., New Yorker, are in town this week, charming us natives out of our 
wits, if not our books. Mr. Dobie will speak again tomorrow morning at the 
second day of the Occidental Southwest Conference. 

The Library Committee met last night at the home of Professor Carl 
Sheppard, and Miss Ackerman and Mr. Williams joined with me in representing 
the Library's point of view in the continuing review of branch library poli- 

On Wednesday night, while the Messrs. Williams, Moore, Smith, and Cox 
and Miss Ackerman were attending the Honnold Library dinner addressed by 
Mr. Adams, I was speaking on "Boyhood Beading" to the San Bafael (Pasadena) 
P.T.A. , a group in which Mr. and Mrs. Glen Dawson are active. Last Saturday 
night I spoke with unusual brevity (five minutes) at the Authors' Club dinner 
arranged by Bob Campbell and presided over by Paul Wellman, at which a third 
member of the Friends of the UCLA Library, Harold Lamb, received an award for 
his New Found World. 

Mr. Trejo made his Library colleagues proud Tuesday evening by his skill 
ful and charming talk on education in Mexico, on the Latin American lecture 
seri es. 

It is el even y 
tion of her collect 
newly arranged Spec 
Lindley Bynum, a la 
her friend, Hildega 

Another Bynum 
guide to them, prep 
been issued as our 
which was borne par 
Copies are availabl 
correspondence and 
in the main reading 

ears since the death of Olive Percival, and our acquisi- 
ion of children's books, now permanently displayed in the 
ial Collections reading room. Through the field work of 
rge collection of her memorabilia has been acquired from 
rde Flanner, the Altadena poet. 

:he collection of Cornelius Cole's papers, 


ared by Elmo Bichardson of Special Collections, has just 
UCLA Library Occasional Papers, Number 4, the cost of 
tly by a grant from the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
e upon request to my office. An exhibit illustrating the 
ers of Senator Cole and the Cole family is being shown 


Copies of my Annual Beport for 1954-55 are 

tl so available on request. 

Fifteen years ago this Library arranged the first exhibit ever held of 
books designed by Merle Armitage. Now the twenty-fifth anniversary of his 
first book is being observed by the Library and 
spective show of Armitage 
played a major part. 

books, in which Miss Nixon and Mr. Williams have 



UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Change 

Mrs. Margaret H. Dodge has resigned her position as Senior Library Assist- 
ant in the Graduate Reading Room to become a member of the staff of the Bureau 
of Public Assistance, in Santa Monica. 

Merle Armitage Exhibit 

Books and other printed materials designed by Merle Armitage are on dis- 
play at the Art Galleries and in the rotunda of the Library until April 22. 

Armitage, who has recently returned to Southern California, is completing 
his twenty-fifth year in the field of design, and during this period he has 
produced more than eighty books. He has employed great originality in his de- 
signing of books and in the layout and format of magazines. For a number of 
years he was art editor of Look Magazine and is now a consultant to nestern 
Fami ly . 

Walter Howe, typographic director of the Lakeside Press, once wrote of 
Armitage: "He has been influenced neither by book designers of the past nor 
of the present. He has established his own direction and stands alone as the 
one designer with a personal style so strong that his books are as readily 
identified as though his signature were stamped upon them." 

The Art Galleries are open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 
closed Saturday, and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

Body Divination: Physiognomy, Chiromancy, Phrenology, etc. 

"Body Di vina tion --Forerunn er of Human Constitution" is the title of the 
Spring lecture of the Society for the History of Medical Science to be given 
by William A. Lessa, Associate Professor of Anthropology, on Friday, April 6, 
at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the University Religious Conference Building. 
The lecture is to be co-sponsored by the Division of Medical History of the 
School of Medicine as one of the series on "Science, Medicine, and History," 
arranged to honor Bobert Gordon Sproul's twenty-fifth anniversary as President 
of the University. Library staff members are cordially invited to this meet- 

From April 3 to June 5 the Biomedical Library will exhibit a selection 
from Professor Lessa' s private collection of early books dealing with physiog- 
nomy, chiromancy, phrenology, and other forms of body divination, as well as 
modern works on somatology. 

Flower Show Exhibit Again Wins Award 

For the second time in three years the Educational Exhibit of the Cali- 
fornia Internationa] Flower Show at Hollywood Park, which our Agriculture 
Library has helped to produce, has won the Assistance League's Gold Cup. In 
the opinion of Bloomin' News, official publication of the Southern California 
Flora] Association, "the educators have come up with another home run" in 
their presentation of the Olympic Games theme. Multi-colored bedding plants 
are used to reproduce the Olympic circles, and national or typical flowers of 
each nation participating in the games are employed in the layout showing the 
continents of the world. In honor of the host to the Games a special exhibit 
shows a botanic garden of Australian plants ranging from lush tropical growth, 
through a transition zone, to semi-desert types and varieties. 

The mural of the continents was executed by the Agriculture Library's 
gifted student assistant, Gladys Nakaya; and Dora Gerard had a hand in the en- 
tire cooperative project. Illustrations in books from the Agriculture Library 
show typical flowers of several nations. A reproduction of Van Gogh's "Sun 
Flowers" has been lent by the Art Library. 

The Flower Show closes on Sunday, March 25. 

March 23, 1956 


The New Music Library 

The Music Library opened its doors for service in its new quarters in 
the Music Building on February 27. The move from Room 10 in the Library 
Building was begun on February 22 and continued through that week. Some 
materials are still being transferred, but the major part of the musical 

resources of the Uni- 
versity Library are 
now gathered together 
for the first time in 
the new building. 

Although most of 
the Music Building was 
ready for occupancy 
last September, the Li- 
brary, situated in the 
Northwest corner of the 
building, facing the 
entrance terrace, was 
not ready until last 
month. Quite accus- 
tomed to waiting (hav- 
ing already waited some 
years for adequate li- 
brary facilities to 
take shape in the pro- 
jected Music Building), 
Ruth Doxsee waited pa- 
tiently (almost) for 
her turn to move, during this last and most tantalizing period. She and her 
staff are now enjoying the sensation that comes from moving out of a tight 
little space into a spacious and airy room. 

Notable features of the new Library are two-level stacks running the 
length of the south side of the large reading room, ample office and work 
space, a convenient service counter, good storage capacity for the record col- 
lection, a separate record catalog, and ten modern listening rooms, five of 
which are now fully equipped with excellent sound systems. Great floor-to- 
ceiling windows on the north side provide an abundance of natural light dur- 
ing the day, making the Library one of the easiest on the eyes on the campus. 

The stack space is capable of expansion and is expected to hold 25,000 
volumes. At present the Library possesses, in addition to a growing collec- 
tion of music literature, almost 6,000 records and 16,000 musical scores of 
all types. It is noted as one of the finest in the West for orchestral, 
vocal, and instrumental scores, with an active program of service to communi- 
ty groups. 

The Music Library had its beginnings in 1942, and its first home was in 
the transverse east-west corridor on the ground floor of the Library Building. 

The corridor was blocked off to create what came to be known as the 
"longest" library on campus. When the Federal Music Project was disbanded 
the large orchestral and operatic library which had been assembled, and in 
part copied, as part of the Federal program, was deposited with UCLA, through 
the efforts of Professor Gustave 0. Arl t. Leon Strashun, who had been in 
charge of the music copying project, joined the Library staff as curator of 
the Music Library, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1946. 

Mr. Strashun was responsible for a unique system of reproducing and 
binding music scores, and took great pride in the condition of the Library 
and the special services it was soon able to provide. In 1947 Ruth Doxsee 
became Music Librarian, and maintained the Library in its same corridor quar- 
ters until 1950. With the opening of the east wing, the passage was needed 
for its original purpose, and the Library moved to Room 10 at the south end 
of the west wing. There the collection was expanded to include all oi the 
score material in the Library and the more important musi col ogi cal works and 
the foreign periodicals in music. Use of the Library by students and faculty, 

80 UCLA Librar ian 

as weJ] as by borrowers of the original orchestral collection, was now devel- 
oping. As resources and library use expanded and outgrew Room 10, the need 
for a new Library, in a completely equipped Music Building, became more pres- 

Today that "dream within a dream" has been realized. 

Two library assistants have most capably aided Miss Doxsee in the devel- 
opment and operation of the Music Library. Audree Covington joined the staff 
in 1947, and was succeeded by Gordon Stone in 1955. Mr. Stone, who had been 
employed as a student assistant since 1951, is now writing his doctoral dis- 
sertation in music. 

Piranesi Engravings Presented to the Library 

Through the generosity of Mr. Stanley Most of Beverly Hills, a member of 
the Friends of the UCLA Library, the Library has received one of the notable 
gifts of the year--a complete set in exceptionally fine state of the collect- 
ed engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and his sons, in the rare Paris 
Edition of Fi rmin -Didot, 1835-1839. 1,180 plates are contained in the twenty- 
seven folio volumes, with one volume of text. The complete set in any edi- 
tion is virtually unobtainable, since print dealers and the vicissitudes of 
time have conspired to break sets for framing. Certain of the Piranesi plates 
sold separately today realize handsome prices. 

Piranesi, called the " Rembrandt of Archi tecture ," was born in Venice in 
1720. Studying in Borne under Valeriani, he developed great boldness of in- 
vention and force of execution in etching and acquired a sound knowledge of 
the art oi engraving. The ruined splendors of ancient Borne fascinated him, 
and although he attempted the practice of architecture in Venice, he could not 
stay awa 1 ) from Borne, where he resolved to preserve the glories of the past 
by means of etchings. The work of his forty years in Borne produced nearly 
2,000 plates and established his claim to immortality. The most famous and 
desirable of the engravings are two groups known as "Vedute di Roma" ("Views 
of Rome") and the "Carceri" or "Prisons," a set of sixteen inventions illus- 
trating the prisons of Rome. 

This set is the second Paris edition, an earlier one having appeared in 
1800-1807, published by Piranesi's sons, Francesco and Pietro. The first, or 
Rome edition, as it is called, consists of Piranesi's published works which 
appeared in separate groups of volumes over a number of years in the latter 
half of the eighteenth century. After Piranesi's death in 1778 the original 
copper plates passed into the hands of the sons, who published the Paris edi- 
tion of 1800-1807, and thence to the firm of Fi rmin -Di dot . The plates are now 
in the possession of the Calcogafia Camerale in Rome. 

Mr. Williams Speaks in San Diego 

Gordon Williams spoke at the Second General Session of the Spring Meeting 
of the Western College Association at San Diego on March 15, on "The Relation- 
ship of the College and University Library to the Faculty and Administration." 
The general theme of the meeting was "The Role of the Faculty in the Develop- 
ment of Higher Education," and several of UCLA's faculty were active in the 
program. Professor B. Lamar Johnson spoke at the same session as Mr. Williams 
on Higher Education Looks to the Future," and Professors Hugh Miller, Earl 
Griggs, Edgar Lazier, and Franklin Bol fe acted as leaders or visiting partici- 
pants in the various discussion groups. 

WMCC Elects New Secretary 

The new Secretary of the West Malibu Community Council is none other than 
Lawrence Clark Powell, of Broad Beach Boad. This organization serves the resi- 
dents of the Malibu community west of Point Dume. 

March 23, 1956 81 

Southwest Conference at Occidental 

Occidental College's annual conference on the Southwest is being held 
today and tomorrow on "The Literature and Art of the Southwest and Mexico." 
The subject of this morning's session, presented by the Council on Mexican- 
American Affairs, is "Contemporary Trends in Mexican Art," with Justino 
Fernandez, Feliciano Bejar, Gibson A. Danes, and Constance Perkins partici- 
pating. The luncheon, co-sponsored by The Westerners and the Folklore Socie- 
ty of Southern California, will have J. Frank Dobie as speaker on "The Desert 
in Southwest Literature." In the afternoon the College English Association 
of Southern California will present a discussion of "The Southwest: Regional 
Character of Its Literature," in which Ross Calvin, J. Frank Dobie, Kenneth 
Kurtz, Jonreed Lauritzen, Franklin Walker, and Frank Waters will participate. 
The program to follow, on "The Southwest in Ballad and Folk Song," will in- 
clude singing of folk music. At the dinner meeting, sponsored by the Museum 
Association of the Los Angeles County Museum, Justino Fernandez will speak on 
"The Art of Mexico, Ancient and Modern. Its Place in the History of Art." 

Tomorrow morning's program will offer a panel discussion on "Geography 
and Southwest Literature" sponsored by the American Studies Association, 
Southern California. In the afternoon the Spanish Section of the Modern 
Language Association of Southern California will present a panel discussion 
of "Some Influences and Trends in Contemporary Mexican Literature." 

Exhibits are being held in conjunction with the Conference at Thome 
Hall (Feliciano Bej ar- -Re trospecti ve Show); in the Occidental Library (South- 
western and Mexican Literature); and at the Southwest Museum and Casa de Adobe 
("Soul of the Southwest" and Basic Art Forms of the Southwest, Hopi Kachinas, 
and the Art of the Santeros, Bultos, and Retablos. ) 

The entire Conference is presented by Occidental College with the support 
of the Rockefeller Foundation. 

Arnulfo D. Trej o has served on the planning committee for the Conference, 
and is assisting with local arrangements at the College. 

Charter Day Arrangements 

For the celebration of Charter Day, next Monday, March 26, the Library 
will suspend service from 10 a.m. until after the program in Royce Hall. No 
one will be admitted to the building during this period, but those who are in 
the Library at 10 o'clock may remain if they wish. AH staff members who are 
not needed in the Library are invited to attend the Charter ceremonies. 

Reference Collections Getting Heavy Use 

Follow a scent which had become all too noticeable last week in the 
Biomedical Library, a member of the Reference staff discovered a iish not 
alive, but "with awful teeth showing") in a volume of Chemical Abstracts 

found behind the Excerpta Medico... Up on the hill, in 

subject heading, 

As Far as It Goes 

Under the heading," Smoke, Snorts, Stares--and Sex " The Daily Tar Heel 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. ) recently reported its findings on the Library s Reserve 
Reading Room, and revealed that 'everybody seems to complain of th jmoke 

plain of the snorts and other noises, but that's about as far as it 

some com 

82 UCLA Librarian 

"Keeping the Country Safe and Pure" 

"If vigilance at the gates wi ] ] keep our nation unharmed and our morals 
uncorrupted, the country is safe and the most uneasy member of the Watch and 
Ward Society can go home and take a nap. We want to report that the Bureau 
of Customs never relaxes a moment and is safeguarding our welfare and purity. 
We would have had the borough records of Stratford ready for the use of 
scholars a bit sooner if the films-had not been held up at the Washington 
Customs Office until we could testify that they were not a threat to our 
national welfare. The Customs people were very obliging and released them 
when we made an affidavit that the batch of records 'contains no obscene or 
immoral matter, nor matter advocating or urging treason or insurrection 
against the United States, or forcible resistance to any law of the United 
States, nor any threat to take the life of or inflict bodily harm upon any 
person in the United States.' " 

--Report from the Folger Library, March 1, 1956 

Pamphlet Reference Shelf 

An enlarged second issue of the Pamphlet Reference Shelf, prepared by 
Louis Shub, has been published by the University of Judaism, of Los Angeles, 
the West Coast Branch of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Several 
hundred pamphlets are listed under such subjects as American Jewish Community, 
Intergroup Belations and Human Bights, Israel, The Near East, Overseas Jewish 
Communities, and Zionism and Palestine, and Jewish Education, History, Holi- 
days, and Music. Meyer Krakowski, Chairman of the University's Library Com- 
mittee, writes in the Foreword that pamphlets listed here may be borrowed from 
the University of Judaism Library. Future plans, he says, call for the publica- 
tion of a separate edition of Hebrew and Yiddish pamphlets. 

Political Overtone from Canada 

Says Neal Harlow, of the University of British Columbia, in his Notes: 
Informative, Inquisitive , Acquisitive : "Quickly, before the next race for the 
U.S. Presidency gets under way, let this branch of the Canadian press recall 
Adlai Ill's report about his father: 'The only thing he keeps after us about 
is reading. "Bead, read, read! "he says.' We vote for that!" 

Get Those Salaries Up! 

'A humorous novel about a librarian whose inadequate salary and desire to 
get ahead throw him into the dilemma of being caught between two women, one of 
them his vii £e ."- -Publisher ' s Weekly's annotation for That Uncertain Feeling, 
by Amis Kingsley (Harcourt, 1956), February 25, 1956. 

A Son for the Larsons 

Mr. and Mrs. David Larson are the parents of a boy, Eric Conrad, Born 

March 7. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
ijfi tor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: James B. Cox, Louise M. 
Darling, Dora M. Gerard, Helen BJ Sheridan, Gordon B. Williams, L. Kenneth 
Wilson. Photograph by C. Wesley Wendland. ■ 


«S6l 9 x «dV 



Volume 9, Number 14 

April 6, 1956 

From the Librarian 

The Committee on Building Needs and Campus Development has been in session 
the last three days to establish priorities for major and minor improvements. 
The only higher priority on my calendar is my class in "Libraries and Learning," 
whose guest on Tuesday was August Fruge, Manager of the Publishing Department 
of the University of California Press. As we conclude each section of the 
course, I am inviting a specialist in that field to meet with us, to enable the 
students to observe life in the bookish crafts and professions without their 
professor's words in the way. 

On Tuesday night a number of us were at City College for the opening of 
the Rounce & Coffin Club's Western Book show, a competition commenced in 1938 
by the late Gregg Anderson and carried on in his memory since his death in 1944. 
This year's successful entries range from Vancouver to Honolulu to Albuquerque, 
with books from San Francisco and Los Angeles thrown in for good measure. Judg- 
es were Willis Kerr, librarian, Jake Zeitlin, bookseller, and Carl I. Wheat, 
wri ter. 

On Wednesday evening Maj 1 Ewing spoke to the Zamorano Club on Virginia 
and the Hogarth Press, and also presented his editing of eight early D. H. 

1 Taylor, acquired for the Library by an anony- 
inted by Grant Dahl strom at the Castle Press 

On Wednesday evening Maj 1 Lwing s 
Wool f and the Hogarth Press, and also 
Lawrence letters to Rachel Annand Tayl 
of the Friends, and pr' 


mous member 

in Pas ad en a 

With the recent death of Nathan Van Patten, Librarian emeritus of Stanford 
University, California has lost the last of the preceding generation of univer- 
sity librarians which included John Goodwin, Harold Leupp, and 
Van Patten had a passion for books and bibliography, and when you 
no other kind of conversation was possible. [ never heard him 

Christian Dick. 

were wi th him 
mention the 

man s 

women's hats, politics, the world's series, or other trivia in a book- 
fe. Books were his labor and love, and the Stanford Library is the 

richer for his thirty years' 

tenure as librarian and professor of bibliography. 

:very writer's despair to keep trying to say a thing we l] ( an 
:one else's words which say it better. "Why Read Books?" by 

d then 

It is ei 
to read someone else's words which say 

Marchette Chute, appeared in Scholastic Teacher for November 3, 1955, and was 
called to my attention by John E. Smith in his Santa Barbara Public Library 
staff bulletin. Here is what Miss Chute has to say about Books- and the Mass 
Media: "Of all the arts of communication, the book is the one that goes 
straight for the individual. It is not tailored to a group audience, the prod- 
uct of many minds and speaking to many minds. It is the single individual 
speaking to the single individual, and in a voice that does not need to be 
raised because it is not shouting for attention. 

84 UCLA Librarian 

"By their very nature, the mass media must attract a great many people 
simultaneously. 1 f they tell the truth it must be simplified, since a lot of 
people must understand it; and it must be a pleasant truth, since large 
groups of people will not pay to be made uncomfortable. But a book can con- 
tent itself with a few thousand readers, and tell them the truth as it appears 
to a single, honest, responsible individual. Then it can wait for the rest of 
its readers. It can even wait generations if need be, for a good book is in 
no hurry. 

"The mass media are forever in a hurry and they must be, for tomorrow 
they die. They move with the speed of last summer's vacation, and the impact 
they make on their millions of minds passes with them. Last week's newspaper 
is almost unobtainable and so is last year's magazine. Few people wish to 
see the average television show over again or have any chance to do so, and 
since mechanical techniques change so quickly most old movies are unendurable. 
But old books gather strength, and the best of them never wear out. In fact, 
they have proven to be one of the most durable things ever invented by the 
human race. 

Since a book is durable almost to the point of immortality, it is able 
to wait until the individual is ready for it. A child who is six years old to- 
day has lost forever the adult television shows he might have enjoyed. He has 
lost all the newspapers and magazines of this year he might have profited by. 
But the good books that were written this year will wait for him. They will 
wait his leisure, his coming of age, his ability to understand them. And when 
the time comes, there will be no difficulties in the way. All he has to do is 
to walk into his local bookstore or library and they will be there, waiting 
for him." 


Personnel Changes 

Mrs. Helen Sheridan, Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office, has re- 
signed, in order to take over pressing family responsibilities. 

George Lempart, Photographer, Photographic Service, has transferred to 
the Acquisitions Department, where he will assume the duties of a Principal 
Library Assistant in the Checking Section. 

A "Scrap of Cali forniana" 

A frequent and diligent researcher in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions Californiana is John B. Goodman III. Although active in his work as 
artist and designer for the motion picture studios, Mr. Goodman manages to 
find time for his favorite subject, Cali forni a Hi story . His current interest 
is the history of the many California gold mining companies organized on the 
eastern seaboard during 1849 to transport goldseekers to the "diggings." 
m P j nce of thls int erest has recently appeared in a keepsake edited by 
Mr. boodman for members of the Zamorano Club, entitled: Personal Recollections 
of Harvey Wood. The writer was a member of the Kit Carson Association that 
i«aq i rom , New York to Corpus Christi and came overland to the gold fields in 
to a hundred c °Pies of the volume have been printed by Grant Dahlstrom, 
Pasadena, and the publication marks the start of a new California History 
series Scraps of Californiana" which promises to bring to light in reprint 
iorm rare books and pamphlets concerning the early history of the State. Mr. 
Ooodman points out in his introduction that apparently only two of the twelve 
printed copies of this interesting account have survived. 

I M t6 . WltH satisfaction locally is the fact that Messrs. Wilbur Smith, 

James Mink, and Hal ph Lyon receive honorable mention for their cooperation and 
assistance in the preparation of the introduction. 

April 6, 1956 85 


Mr. Chain Raphael, Senior Economic Information Officer of the British 
Information Service, visited the Library with Professor Clinton Howard, on 
March 14. 

Sr . Luiz Flavio de Faro, Brazilian novelist and journalist, of Rio de 
Janeiro, and his mother, Sra. Maria N. Flavio de Faro, a federal inspector of 
secondary schools for Brazil, visited the Library on March 27, with Helen 
Caldwell of the Department of the Classics, and were shown around by Helene 
Schimansky. Expressing high praise for the Library's collection of Brazilian 
and Portuguese books, Sr. de Faro was pleased to find in our collection sev- 
eral books on Brazil which he said were extremely rare in Brazilian libraries. 

New Zealanders would appear to be in a world- travel ling mood this year-- 
at least representatives of Auckland University College. Following closely on 
the heels of the Librarian of the College, Mr. F. A. Sandall, was the Princi- 
pal, Mr. K. J. Maidment, who visited us on March 27. He was shown about by 
Mr. Williams. 

Gratefully Received 

in tnis sixteen year interim, writes Major nycKOii, my poss 
travelled to Puerto Rico and back, to Brazil and back, to Germany a 
to Texas, Oklahoma, New York, and New Jersey, and this is. the first 
had a place to put my books. Such is life in the Army.' 

"The Supreme Court Won't Let Me" 

Recent publication of the guide to the papers of Cornelius Cole in the 
UCLA Library has brought forth the following story about the Senator from 
Judge James H. Pope of the Municipal Court of the Los Angeles Judicial District: 

"When he was past 100," Judge Pope writes, "I met him one morning outside 
the courtroom of Judge George S. Richardson, to which he had been summoned on a 
charge of not having destroyed weeds oh a number of lots in his portion of the 
city. I thought it was interesting, so followed him into the courtroom. 

"Judge Richardson recognized him and immediately called the case of 'People 
vs. Cole' and read the complaint to him, with the lot and tract numbers, after 
which he asked: 

" 'Senator Cole, how do you plead, guilty or not guilty?' 

"I remember perfectly what was said. Senator Cole said: 'Your honor, I 
would like to plead guilty, but the Supreme Court won't let me.' 

"He had in his hands a volume of the Supreme Court reports, and opening 
it to the page where the case was reported, read a part of the decision which 
held that he was not the owner. He then moved a dismissal which, after the 
judge had examined the decision, was granted." 

They Write About B--ks 

"My Favorite Four-Letter Word (or, how I feel about the b--k)/' by 
Mr. Powell, is the leading article in "The 1956 AB: " Bookman' s Yearbook pub- 
lished by Antiquarian Bookman. Featured also in this issue are an articJe by 
Robert Vosper of Kansas on "The Greatest Game of All: Book Collecting for 
Libraries," and an announcement of AB's plans for publishing in their entirety 
the lectures ("Introduction to the Book Trade") given last fall for University 
Extension under Gordon Williams's direction. 

g6 UCLA Librarian 

Merle Armitage Bibliography 

Robert Marks, who has written an appreciation of Merle Armitage in the 
newly-published Merle Armitage Bibliography (New York: E. Weyhe), remarks 
that "Armitage' s pioneer ideal . .. recognizes no fences. It embraces freedom, 
expansion, invention, development, and maverick activity in an infinity o 1 
forms--all subsumed by the American dream of total freedom, toleration of 
change, and respect for differences. Armitage recognizes a common beauty in 
Kandinskys, cacti, Caslon Type, Super Con stel 1 a ti ons- - an d he sees no reason 
why a plainsman, without sacrificing his passion for freedom, without depart- 
ing from his hatred of fences, cannot orchestrate all into a new and dramatic 

The Bi bl lography , designed by Armitage and printed by the Co 1 e-Ho lmqui st 
Press of Los Angeles under the supervision of Gordon Holmquist, was published 
to coincide with the Armitage exhibit now being shown here. It is itself a 
distinctive example of his bold approach to book design. 

Far Western Issue of B.S.A. Papers 

Four papers read at the first Far Western meeting of the Pi bl i ographi cal 
Society of America, at the Huntington Library, last August 27, honoring the 
Society's senior member, Henry R. Wagner, have been published in the Papers 
of the Society, Volume Fifty, First Quarter, 1956. They are: "Mapping the 
West: A Ribl iographi cal Summary," by Carl I. Wheat; "Small Renaissance: 
Southern California Style," by Jacob Zeitlin; "Trie Wei 1 - Tempe red Bibliographer," 
by Neal Harlow; and "The Peralta Grant: a Lost Arizona Story," by Donald 
Powell . 


Memorial to D. H. Lawrence 

D. H. Lawrence's Kiowa Ranch, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New 
Mexico, above Taos, which Lawrence's widow, Mrs. Frieda Ravagli, gave to the 
University of New Mexico in 1955, is to be used by the University to assist 
id artists by providing cost- free housing there and 

Mr. Powell has been asked to serve on a committee to sponsor i.ue pioj 
to be composed of those once associated with Lawrence and the critics and 
scholars who are familiar with his work. 

Library Institute at Immaculate Heart College 

The Graduate Department of Library Science of Immaculate Heart College has 
announced a Library Institute, to be held from June 17 through June 25. The 
Institute will be under the direction of Frances Henne, Associate Professor of 
Library Science at the Columbia University School of Library Service. Seminars 
in lour areas of study will be offered: Teacher- Li brari an-Communi ty Relations, 
Book Selection for Children and Young People, Effective Use of Mass Communica- 
tion Media, and Reading Guidance for the Exceptional Child. The College will 
grant two semester hours of credit to those who actively participate in two 
seminars. lhe College is now receiving registration applications. 

April 6, 1956 87 

Another LC Intern for UC 

A student in the School of Li brari an ship on the Berkeley Campus, Patricia 
E. Pothier, has received one of the six internships in the Library of Congress 
for 1956-57, according to an announcement by Dean Dan ton. The interns were 
appointed as a result of a nation-wide competition to select the top-ranking 
students in 1 ibrari an ship in the country. 

Miss Pothier, whose home is in San Francisco, was graduated from the 
Berkeley Campus of the University, where she majored in Anthropology, in 1954. 
She was University Medalist that year. During her entire four years at the 
University, Miss Pothier received no course grade less than A. Her grades in 
the School of Li brari an ship have also all been A's. 

The library schools of Columbia University and the University of Cali- 
fornia are the only ones which have had at least one intern appointed during 
each of the eight years that the Library of Congress program has been in ef- 
fect . 

USQBR Will be Missed 

A publication which will be greatly missed by librarians in this country 
and abroad when it ceases publication next June is the United States Quarter ly 
Book Review, which the Library of Congress first undertook to publish in 1944. 
It was established at the request, and with the financial support of the Depart- 
ment of State, having been recommended by the Interdepartmental Committee on 
Cooperation with the Americun Hfpublica as a method for carrying out a recom- 
mendation of the Buenos Ai rtrs Convention of 1936, of which the United States 
was a signatory. Initially about 3,500 copies of the journal were distributed 
to Latin America, and, after 194S, it was used in various cultural cooperation 
programs in Europe. Since 1948 the Library of Congress, because of changes in 
the government's cultural programs, has had to secure appropriations for its 
preparation and to arrange for publication through private publishers; and 
since its use by government agencies in such cooperation programs have now 
"dwindled almost to the vanishing point," and private subscriptions have not 
been sufficient to warrant thf expense of preparation, the Library has decided 
that publication can no longer be justified. Possible support by agencies 
which the Library had thought might be interested in allocating funds to meet 
the rising costs of publication or by purchasing copies from the publisher has 
not been forthcoming. 

In its Information Bulletin for March 19, the Library of Congress, in 
announcing its decision, observes that "this publication, which has earned so 
high a reputation for its excellence and for its bibliographical usefulness in 
the twelve years since it was begun. ..had become, particularly since the end 
of World War II, generally useful as a part of the national bibliography of 
this country. It has provided a continuing record of American books making a 
'contribution to the sum of knowledge and experi en ce' - -i t s basic criterion for 
selection- -and has served as a buying guide to libraries and other institutions 
in this country and abroad. It has been critically selective from the national 
book production (about 900 books a year were selected from about 2,500 submit- 
ted annually by American publishers), its brief reviews descriptive and quali- 
tative. Its reviewers, who were unremunerated except by copies of the books 
which they reviewed, were drawn from a large roster of experts in institutions 
of higher learning, government departments, the professions, and industry." 

Librarians will regret keenly that no way was found to continue this pub- 
lication which has become so valuable a guide to the evaluation of books pro- 
duced in the United States. Librarians in other countries who have come to 
rely on its judicious reviews will doubtless wonder that it did not receive 
stronger support from its sponsoring nation. 


UCLA Librarian 

Career Conference at SC 

The second annual 
Library Association of 
University of Southern 
til noon. Invitations 
junior and senior high 
in library work as a ca 
Professional Committee, 
"even sixth grade is no 

UCLA's representat 
Clarke Sayers. Other s 
craft Company, and Will 
Col lege. 

Library Career Conference sponsored by the School 
California, Southern Section, will be held at the 
California on Saturday, April 14, from 9:30 a.m. un - 
have been issued through librarians and counselors in 
schools and junior colleges to all students interested 
reer. Miss Aina Abrahamson, Chairman of the SLAC s that students of all ages will be welcome: 
t too early to begin planning for the future." 
i ve on the program this year will be Mrs. Frances 
peakers will include Frank Long, of North American Ai r- 
i am L.shelman, Assistant Librarian of Los Angeles State 

Santa Barbara PL's Policy Statement 

Public libraries nowadays are making special efforts to make their book 
selection policies clearly known to the communities they serve. A library's 
aims and principles may often be clarified by the very process of working out 
a statement of policy. From Santa Barbara comes an example of a carefully 
worked-out policy statement, which has just been adopted and published by the 
Public Library Board of Trustees. John E. Smith, the Librarian, has issued 
the statement with a recent number of the Library's information bulletin, the 

The Statement emphasizes some of the special features of the Santa Barbara 
community, such as the significantly large number of children and young people 
from nursery through college age, and the educational and cultural attainments 
of great numbers of its citizens. "The artistic, musical, theatrical and lit- 
erary interests of Santa Barbara are internationally recognized," it observes. 

Perhaps most important in any such statement is its handling of the prob- 
lem of controversial books. The Library states that it "does not promulgate 
particular beliefs or views, nor is the selection of any given book equivalent 
to endorsement of the viewpoint of the author expressed therein. Within the 
framework of the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statements 
adopted by the American Library Association, it does provide materials repre- 
senting all approaches to public issues of a controversial nature. The Library 
is aware that one or more persons may take issue with the selection of any 
specific item, and welcomes any expression of opinion by patrons, but does not 
undertake the task of pleasing all patrons by the elimination of items pur- 
chased after due deliberation under guidance of the policies expressed herein. 
To provide a resource where the free individual can examine many points of view 
and make his own decisions is one of the essential purposes of the Library. 
President Eisenhower wrote on June 24, 1953 "The Libraries of America are and 
must ever remain homes of free, enquiring minds.'" 

A summing-up of the Library' s policy is contained in the final statement 
that Selection of materials is based upon principle rather than personal opin- 
ion, reason rather than emotion, objectivity rather than prejudice, and judg- 
ment rather than censorship." 

Wedding Plans 

Announced this week were the engagement of L. Kenneth Wilson (Circulation 
Department) and Wilma Fledderman (Catalog Department) to be married next fall, 
and the engagement of Elizabeth Leighton (Reference Department) to be married 
to Roger Hilleary, of China Lake, in June. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tv w Ve , ret ^ Moore - Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, 
James V. Mink, Helene E. Schimansky. 




Volume 9, Number 15 

April 20, 1956 

From the Librarian 

The good books of Californiana are not all published in California, or 
even in the U.S.A. Chance discovery last year of Wings Over the Marshes, a 
book by Robert E. Ross on wild- fowling in Southern California during the 
1890* s, revealed it to be a London imprint of 1948. My belated review of the 
book in Wes tways brought correspondence with its octogenarian author, a native 
Angel eno long resident abroad, returned to the region of his birth. Today my 
wife and I are in Newport Reach to call on the Rosses, hopeful of acquiring 
the manuscript and other papers related to the early history of La Rallona, 
Los Cerritos, PI ay a del Rey and other ranchos adjacent to our present campus. 

On Tuesday Miss Coryell and I lunched with Tatiana Keatinge, our former 
colleague now librarian of Reseda High School, and Rosemary Livsey, head of 
children's work in the Los Angeles Public Library, to discuss the classes in 
1 i brarianship they are to give this summer at the University of Arizona. 

Yesterday I lunched with Giles Greville Healey, secretary of the Insti- 
tute of Navigation, and honorary curator of our Rimbaud Collection. A mono- 
graph on Ronampak, containing color plates of the Mayan jungle ruins dis- 
covered by him, has recently been issued by the Carnegie Institution as Sup- 
plementary Publication 46. 

Earlier in the week Lindley Rynum and I lunched with Don Perceval, painter 
and illustrator, to discuss a project for a local mural. 

Visitors last week with whom we broke bread and spoke books were Miss 
Lesley Heathcote, librarian of Montana State College, Bozeman, and Judge James 
H. Pope of the Los Angeles Municipal Court. Glen Coffield, editor of The Bridge 
(over the Columbia above Portland), was shown the library by Mr. Linder. 

The Library Council of the Uni 
on the Davis Campus, featured by co 
Rl an chard and his staff, and intens 
tion to the provost and deans, gues 
County Librarian Frederick Wemmer a 
joint meeting of the Sacramento Roo 
co, suavely presided over by Eiblio 
Douglas Collection. In my absence 
conducted by Mr. Williams, the day' 
familiar to him, as one of the seve 

versity held its spring 
rdi al local arrangement 
i ve discussion of a 1 en 
ts were State Librarian 
nd Mrs. Wemmer. I stay 
k Club and the Roxburgh 
phile Wemmer, honorary 
the class in "Libraries 
s assignment on booksel 
ral ex-bookseller membe 


meeting a week ago 
s by Mr. and Mrs. 
gthy agenda. In addi • 

Carma Zimmerman and 
ed over to attend a 
e Club of San Francis- 
curator of our Norman 

and Learning" was 
ling being somewhat 
rs of the staff. 

Librarian Powell to Attend All-U Conference 

Mr. Powell will be a member of the eleventh annual AJ 1 T^"* 1 ^acul ty 
Conference to be held next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Asilomar, and will 
serve as Vice-Chai rman of the Conference's Editorial Committee. 

90 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Changes 

Mrs. Minka Friedman has joined the staff of the Reference Department, 
replacing Rosalind Coppinger as Senior Library Assistant in the Periodicals 
Reading Room. Mrs. Friedman is an alumna of UCLA and received her B.A. with 
a major in anthropology from UC, Berkeley. 

William C. McCalmont , who has been appointed to fill the position of 
Senior Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room recently resigned by 
Mrs. Margaret Dodge, is a graduate of the University at Berkeley. 

Mrs. Noreen Harr ison, Principal Library Assistant in the Government Pub- 
lications Room of the Reference Department, has resigned in order to live in 
Redondo Reach, closer to her husband's work. 

Mrs. Rosalind T. Coppinger has resigned her position as Senior Library 
Assistant in the Periodicals Reading Room. 


Carlton Lowenberg, Chief of the Books for Asian Students Program of the 
Asia Foundation in San Francisco, visited the Library on April 4 and was shown 
about by James Cox. Mr. Lowenberg came to Southern California to make con- 
tacts and arrangements for further sources of books for this program, in which 
the University Library is already an active participant, which supplies needed 
books to libraries throughout Asia. 

On April 5 John Carr Duff, Chairman of the Department of Adult Education 
of New York University, visited Mr. Powell. 

Konrad T. Elsdon, Warden of the Adult Education Center at College Green, 
in Bristol, England, visited the Library on April 6. He is visiting and lec- 
turing in the United States at various centers of adult education. 

Mrs. Leonard Gregory, wife of the Pasadena antiquarian bookseller, also 
visited the Library on April 6, to acquaint herself with resources in the 
field of West African geography. 

On April 9, Senors Jose Gil-Palaez, Alfredo Miret, and Alberto Pintado, 
all from the University of Madrid, and now studying production management at 
UCLA, were shown about the Library by Robert Fessenden. 

H*. H. Perkins, retired superintendent of schools in Warwickshire, England, 
dropped in at the Education Library on April 12 ("to catch up on his reading 
of the Times Educational Supp lement " ). He asked Miss Coryell whether she ever 
engages in lively controversy over what should be brought to her library and 
what should remain in the Main Library. Her answer has not been reported. 

CLA at Santa Barbara 

Santa Barbara is the locale for the annual meeting of the Southern Dis- 
trict of the California Library Association a week from tomorrow, April 28. 
The meeting will start at 10 a.m. for a business meeting, presided over by 
President John E. Smith, in the Lobero Theater. At 11:15 Franklin H. Williams, 
Secretary-Counsel -of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored 
People, West Coast Region, will give the keynote address on "The Negro in the 
American Community Today." A luncheon will be held in the Restaurante del 
Paseo at 12:15, at which Professor Lome D. Cook of Pomona College will speak 
on "Southern California, 1970--the Problems of Population Growth." 

Two group .meetings will be held in the afternoon. The Section on Work 
with Boys and Girls and the Committee on Intellectual Freedom will hold a meet- 
ing at 2 o'clock on "Citizens work for the Freedom to Read," which will be ad- 
dressed by Zane Meckler, of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Relations Commit- 
tee, and Mrs. Martha Tripp, of the Y.W.C.A. At the same time the Public Li- 
braries Section and the Trustees Section will meet to hear Robert H. Shelton, 
Chief Administrative officer of Santa Barbara, speak on "Some Aspects of 191)6 

At 3 p.m. the final general meeting will be held in the Lobero Theater to 
hear A Conversation Among Some Santa Barbara Authors: Eleanor Hoffman, Jay 
Monaghan, Joyce Muench, and Donald C. Peattie." 

April 20, 1956 91 

The day's events will close with an Open House at the Library of the 
Santa Barbara College campus of the University of California, at Goleta. 

A pre- con ference Public Library Workshop will be held at Santa Barbara 
on Friday, the 27th, from 1 to 4 p.m., under the sponsorship of the Public 
Libraries Section, the Trustees Section, the Section on Work with Boys and 
Girls, and the Committee on Library Development. 

Open House for the Community 

The Los Angeles campus will hold an Open House Weekend next Friday, 
Saturday, and Sunday, April 27, 28, and 29, for the community, parents of 
students, and alumni. Guided tours of the campus, departmental exhibits, fac- 
ulty symposiums, and athletic events will be featured for this special open 
house, which is sponsored jointly by the University, the Associated Students, 
and the Alumni Association. 

The annual Spring Sing will be held at Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening. 
On Saturday there will be a track meet between UCLA and California, and exhi- 
bits will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Art Building, Numerical Analy- 
sis Besearch Center, Cyclotron, Music Building, and Medical Center. The Li- 
brary will have a special historical exhibit on the University during the week- 

On Sunday open house will be held in all colleges, schools, and depart- 
ments, from 1 to 5; and from 1:30 to 4:45 faculty symposiums in physical sci- 
ences, social sciences, biological sciences, and humanities will be held. 
Continuous showings of "One-Way Ticket to Hell," winner of the 1956 Screen Pro- 
ducers Guild Award, will be held from 1 to 5. The Chancellor will give a re- 
ception in Kerckhoff Hall from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Policy on Merit Increases 

The Library has submitted and received approval of its recommendations 
for merit incTeases to become effective July 1, 19 56. Under the policy on 
merit increases approved by the Begents in October 1955, all Library staff mem- 
bers receiving less than $350 per month who joined the staff on or before Au- 
gust 15, and whose performance has been reported as satisfactory, will receive 
a five per cent merit increase. Those in this category who joined the staff 
after August 15 will receive the increase upon completion of a satisfactory 
six-months probationary period, and will be eligible for a further increase 
July 1, 1957. 

Under the new policy only fifty per cent of the eligible employees re- 
ceiving $350 per month or more may be given merit increases, and these increas- 
es will generally be two steps, or approximately ten per cent in amount, ex- 
cept in cases where one step will bring a person to the top of his range, or 
in cases where he has been at maximum for three years or more and is therefore 
eligible only for a one step increase. In granting merit increases under this 
limitation, it was necessary, in all fairness, to give first consideration to 
staff members whose competence and industry could not be rewarded last year 
under the twenty-five per cent limitation, and to other staff members who have 
given three or more years of meritorious service without added compensation. 
It was therefore regrettably impossible to grant appropriate increases to many 
who have performed on a consistently high level during the past year. 

All staff members -are invited to bring any questions with regard to the 
general merit increase policy orits specific application to Miss Ackerman or 
Miss Bradstreet in the Librarian's Office. 

New Hours in IIR 

Two hours of service have been added to the schedule of the Institute of 
Industrial Helations Library each week day, Monday to Friday for the period 
through Tuesday, June 5, Mr. Miles announces. Hours are now 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
on these days, but remain unchanged on Saturday: 9 a.m. to \l noon. lne 
extended hours are for the benefit of students in late afternoon and evening 
seminars and classes conducted by the School of Pasiness Administration and 
the Department of Economics. 

92 UCLA L ibrarian 

Western Books on Exhibit 

The Fifteenth Annual Western Books Exhibition of the Rounce & Co f i i n Club 
will be shown in the Library from April 23 through May 4. This year, seventy 
books were submitted in the competition by thirty-six printers and publishers 
in the western United States, British Columbia, and Hawaii. Forty-nine were 
selected by the judges, who were Willis Kerr, librarian of La Verne College, 
1 i brari an- emeri tu s of Claremont College, and member of the Zamorano Club of 
Los Angeles; Carl I. Wheat, author, lawyer, and member of the Roxburghe Club 
of San Francisco; and Jake Zeitlin, bookseller, and member of the Rounce & 
Coffin Club of Los Angeles. 

The Co-Chai rmen of the 19 56 Western Books Exhibition, Carey S. Bliss and 
Philip S. Brown, have observed in the exhibition catalogue that the trade book 
and the fine or limited edition are almost equally represented in the show. 
Twenty- five trade books are balanced by t wen ty- fou r 'f in e' books. This year's 
judging gave three volumes the highest rating possible: The Catalogue of the 
Estelle Doheny Collection, Part III, submitted by Mrs. Doheny, and designed 
and printed by Anderson, Ritchie and Simon; William H. Meyers' s Journal of a 
Cruise to California and the Sandwich Is I ands ... su bmi t ted by the Book Club of 
California, and designed and printed by the Grabhorn Press; and Shakespeare's 
A Midsommer Nights Dreame, designed and printed by the Grabhorn Press. Other 
designers and printers whose books received high rating were Lewis and Dorothy 
Allen, Kent field, California; Jack Stauffacher and the Greenwood Press, San 
Francisco; Saul and Lillian Marks and the Plantin Press of Los Angeles; and 
Lawton Kennedy, of San Francisco, who designed and printed six of the books in 
this year's exhibition, all of which placed high on the rating list by the 

The catalogue for the show was designed by Grant Dahlstrom and printed at 
the Castle Press, Pasadena. Exhibition labels, placards, and bookplates were 
designed and printed by William Cheney of Los Angeles. 

Oxford Collection Catalogue 


The Honnold Library of the Associated Colleges at Claremont has published 
a Descriptive Catalogue of its William W. Clary Oxford Collection, edited by 
Grace M. Briggs of the Bodleian Library, who spent a Fulbright year at 
Claremont in 1953-1954. The catalogue has been printed by Charles Batey at 
the University Press, Oxford. In a foreword to the volume, Frederick Hard, 
Provost of Claremont College, referring to the intellectual and spiritual in- 
fluences of Oxford and Cambridge which have been widely and deeply felt through- 
out the history of higher education in the United States, notes that "the Asso- 
ciated Colleges at Claremont have not only shared in the effect of these per- 
vasive influences, but owe something as well to the English organizational ar- 
rangement." He observes that the Honnold Library, located as it is, in almost 
the exact center of the area comprising the four campuses, is symbolic of "the 
vital part that a collegiate or university library must have in the intellec- 
tual and spiritual growth of the educational community of which it is the very 
heart." ' 

a mem- 

Of the collector himself, Mr. Clary, an alumnus of Pomona College, 
rfi lt u Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Board of Fellows of Claremont 
College, Mr. Hard writes that "Of a number of loyal and devoted members of the 
several colleges who have given freely of themselves and of their substance in 
developing the library resources in Claremont, no one has been more consistently 
thoughtful painstaking, and generous than William W. Clary, who may succinctly 
be described as bibliophile, Anglophile, and CI aremontophi 1 e." 

Ihe Catalogue will be welcomed by all Southern California librarians as an 
important addition to the published guides to special collections in this re- 
gion. Ihe collection itself, which is composed of books about the City and 
university of Oxford- - thei r history, description, and architecture; The Univer- 
sity organ i zati on its libraries and museums; and University life-- and about 
the influence of Oxford on the world of thought and of affairs, will be main- 
tained by the Honnold Librar> as an active, and growing collection: "for read- 
ing and study, not for exhibition in glass cases," as Mr. Clary says. 

April 20, 1956 93 

CU Trades With Russia 

Through a new 'barter' arrangement between the University Library at 
Berkeley and Slavic libraries, CU announces that it is now able to obtain 
microfilm copies of works that have been sought for as long as eleven years. 
Mrs. Margaret Uridge, Head of the Interlibrary Borrowing Service at Berkeley, 
has written in CU News for April 5 that although earlier attempts, in 1946, 
1947, and 1948, to borrow materials or obtain microfilm copies from librar- 
ies in Russia had been unsuccessful, a letter to the Fundamental Library in 
Moscow written in February 1955 inquiring about two issues of a 1903 transla- 
tion of John Buskin's King of the Golden River, had brought an answer in May 
that microfilms were being made of the items. One film arrived in Berkeley 
in June, the other in July. The latter had been made from a copy owned by a 
railway station library, according to the ownership stamp on the title page. 

The Library in Moscow stated it would like to receive microfilm copies 
of needed publications in exchange for items sent to Berkeley. So began a 
now thri ving "IBS-Barter " arrangement with Slavic libraries. A microfilm 
copy of a long-wanted Czechosl o vaki an philosophy journal has been received 
from the University Library of Prague; and the Akademiia Nauk Archives Library 
in Leningrad is sending a film copy of one of its manuscripts. The largest 
shipment to date arrived in Berkeley on April 3 from Moscow, consisting of 
eight titles on six microfilm rolls, and including three items the Library had 
been searching for since 1945 in libraries in Europe and in this country and 
through the National Union Catalog. 

Around Europe in a Mercedes-Renz 

A deluge of interesting post cards from Fon t ainebl eau , Chartres, Priim, 
Frankfurt, Berlin, and way places have recently been pouring into the Library 
from former staff-member Herbert Ahn, now with the Army in Paris. On a ten - 
day leave from his duties Herb has been touring through France and Germany (in 
a Mercedes-Benz, it is rumored) and writing in his characteristically enthusi- 
astic way of all he has seen. Still with the collecting interests of UCLA in 
mind, and more particularly of the Reference Department, he reports from West 
Berlin, "Will buy a Berlin telephone directory for you." (He will probably 
get one for East Berlin also.) A little collection of his post cards may be 
seen on the bulletin board in Boom 200. 

"What's in a Name?" 

Those who have a weakness for literary puzzles will have fun with the 
game concocted by John D. Gordan, Curator of the Berg Collection of the New 
York Public Library as an exhibition of books from this collection which have 
been chosen for the single reason that the name on each title-page is a pseudo- 
nym. An annotated catalogue of the 130 items and notes on the exhibition are 
published in the Bulletin of the NYPL for March 1956 under the title, "What's 
in a Name?" An' In troduc tion has been written by Janos Nadrog, who states that 
he accepted with delight the invitation of his new friend, the Curator, to do 
so, because he had discovered long ago what rich rewards English and American 
literature provides for those whose curiosity acts like a literary geiger- 
counter. m 

Mr. Nadrog advises the reader who sets out to play the game that There 
will be the understandable complacency which knowing an identity in advance 
provides. This, you will agree, is elementary. More zest will come from ar- 
riving at the real name by means of the hints given in the notes. But the 
greatest pleasure will be given by unsuspected disclosures. Distinguished fig- 
ures will be detected lurking behind obscure, forgotten pen-names. Names that 
have seemed undeniably real will be exposed as deceptions. The secrecy with 
which an author will slip from one pen-name to a second to a third or even 
more will perplex you. The duplicity with which two authors will pretend to 
be one, or contrariwise insinuate that they are three, will confound you. And 
frankly the prevalence of literary tran sves ti ti sm will amaze you*. 

94 UCLA Librarian 

Library Career Day at USC 

Our representatives at J ast Saturday's Library Career Day at USC for 
junior and senior high school students from the Southern California area, re- 
port that the conference got off to a pleasant start with a coffee meeting for 
panel members and speakers. At the meeting which followed, the students, who 
filled the center section of Rovard Auditorium, received a cordial welcome 
from Dr. Martha Bo az , Director of the School of Library Science, and then 
heard librarians representing various types of library service describe the 
responsibilities and satisfactions of their work. William Eshelman, of Los 
Angeles State College, Ann Kirkland, of the U. S. Air Force, Lois Fetterman, of 
John Burroughs Junior High School, Mildred Dorsey.of the Los Angeles Public Li- 
brary, Frank Long, of North American Aviation, and Frances Clarke Sayers of UCLA 
received enthusiastic response from the young people. 

The general meeting was followed by smaller group meetings, in which the 
students were given an opportunity to ask specific questions of librarians serv- 
ing as resource persons on various aspects of 1 i b rari an shi p. UCLA was repre- 
sented at these by Ardis Lodge, who served as panel chairman, Page Ackerman, 
resource person for college and university 1 ib rari an ship , and Louise Darling, 
a member of the planning committee for the conference. 

Also Danced with the Navajos 

Gladys Coryell recently reported to the Librarian's Conference on her tour 
to a number of universities in the middle west, south, and northwest as Chapter 
Visitor for Pi Lambda Theta, national fraternity for women in Education, of 
which she is First Vice-President. She filled many speaking engagements on her 
trip, which took her from Tucson, Arizona, to Grand Forks, North Dakota, and as 
far east as Michigan. At Detroit she had an opportunity to see the splendid 
new library building at Wayne University. At all of her stops, Miss Coryell 
conferred on fraternity business with professors and deans of education. It was 
not all speeches and conferences, though--at least, not at Albuquerque. There, 
she reported, she danced with the Navajos. 

Genuflection to Librarians 

A month or so ago 'Simeon Stylites* wrote an editorial "Salute to Librar- 
ians'' in the Christian Century (March 14), on the occasion of 'un-National Li- 
brarians Week'--to all librarians, he said, boys and girls, tall and short, 
stout and slim. He grouped his encomiums into three parts: genuflection, hat- 
raising, and lighting a candle-- "all richly deserved by the profession than 
whom there is none whicher." 

"We make a genuflection," Simeon writes, "to one of the most missionary- 
minded collections of people on earth. There is more joy in a librarian's heart 
over one low-brow infected with the love of reading than there is over four doz- 
en professors with brief cases. Whenever a librarian finds someone looking for 
a book other than the best-seller just laid that morning, the frenzy of joy 
bursts forth and the lucky borrower can have the whole stack." 

We are grateful to Professor Harvey Eby--"one of your tenants," he signed 
himself (third floor faculty studi es) - - for calling this flattering piece to our 
attention . 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

•J,/.' P l l l Moore V , As J lst t an l Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this 

Richard n-R T a i?' G1 \ dy £t' Cor V eJ1 . Robe " E. Fessenden, Paul Miles, 

rucnard Brien, L. Kenneth Wilson. 

WAY 9 1956 /~* 


Volume 9, Number 16 

May 4, l c >Sh 

From the Librarian 

I am in Washington today for the spring meeting of the Bibliographical 
Society of America. It opened with a breakfast meeting of the Council, fol- 
lowed by the first session at the Library of Congress, luncheon at the 
Congressional Hotel, and the second session at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 
with greetings by L. Quincy Mumford and Louis B. Wright, and papers by Miss 
Millicent Sowerby, Colonel Thomas B. Spaulding, James G. McManaway, and Sol 
Malkin. This meeting ends my two-year presidency, and I am being succeeded by 
John D. Gordan, Curator of the Berg Collection in the New York Public Library. 

The Zamorano Club's monthly meeting on Wednesday evening heard Albert 
Sperisen of San Francisco speak on collecting Eric Gill, with references to 
the Gill Collection in the Clark Library. Brooke Whiting was my guest. Ear- 
lier that day I lunched with County Librarian John D. Henderson and Supervisor 
John Anson Ford to discuss the forthcoming millionth volume celebration of the 
County Library. 

The Senate Library Committee met recently at the home of Professor 
Bradford Booth to continue discussion of branch libraries, building expansion, 
reference, and cataloging problems. Special guests were the Misses Ackerman 
and King and the Messrs. Moore and Williams. 

Pete Barrett, Chairman of the Student Library Committee, met with Mr. 
Fessenden and me recently to discuss group study space and longer hours dur- 
ing examination periods. 

The report of the special committee on the Public Catalog, prepared under 
the chairmanship of Miss Coryell, has now been distributed for discussion by 
the Librarian's Conference and the Senate Library Committee. Copies are now 
available upon request to my office. 

Last weekend I was one of 125 delegates to the Eleventh Annual All-Uni- 
versity Faculty Conference, usually held at Davis and convened for the first 
time at Asilomar, once used by the Presbyterians as a retreat on the Monterey 
Peninsula, the setting of which is more Theocritean than Calvinistic. Con- 
vened and conducted by President Sproul, the gathering opened in dripping fog 
and closed in brilliant sunshine, symbolic, I hope, of the progress made in 
almost continuous sessions of reports and discussions of the Belation of the 
University to Higher Education in the State, using the McConnell Hestudy as 
text. Among the resolutions passed was one urging the establishment of cen- 
tral undergraduate libraries on the two major campuses. 

While the Campbell contest was being judged in my office last week, I 
seized the opportunity, together with Miss Ackerman, to visit the libraries in 
Art, Music, Geology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Oriental Languages. 


96 UCLA Librar ian 

Personnel Changes 

Mrs. Irene Woodworth, who was a member of the Biomedical Library staff 
from 1948 to 1953, has returned to that Library, having been employed in the 
Library of Long Beach State College for the past three years. 

Mr c Mi v e bn Tnn nhe I iKrari an-1 in the fin vernmen t Publications Beadi n e 

mi s . uene va ot rtwar i z , oeiu or Liuraiy ns si a l an l in liic ^a l aj ug ucjj ai \ men \, , 

esigned to accompany her husband to Detroit. 

Suzanne Glass, departmental secretary in the Acquisitions Department, has 
resigned to be married. 

Gwendolyn Brown, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, 
has resigned to move to Chicago. 

Besignations have also been received from Mrs. Minka Friedman, Senior 
Library Assist; 

Staff Notes 

Donald Black, Physics Librarian, is co-author with John T. Mi 1 ek of a 
bibliography on servomech ani sms , which appears in the April issue of the per- 
iodical, Automat ion. This is the first of a series by these compilers. They 
will publish another series of bibliographies in the field of electronics be- 
ginning in the May issue of Electronic Equipment . 

Liselotte F. Man f redi , of the Department of Special Collections, was mar- 
ried on April 7 to William K. Glozer of Berkeley. 

Julia Curry, of the Catalog Department, was honored as a retiring member 
of the UCLA Faculty Women's Club, at its annual business meeting on April 26. 

Esther Koch is a member of the Membership and Social Committee of the 
Los Angeles Begional Group of Catalogers, for the year 1955/56. 

James Cox was a delegate to the meeting of the Committee (Southern Section) 
for organization of a CLA Staff Organizations Bound Table, held at Santa Barbara 
last Saturday. He was elected Permanent Chairman of this section of the Commit- 
tee, which will meet as a whole at CLA in San Diego next October. 


Mrs. Vera Irwin, Chairman of the Theater Arts Department at the New Paltz 
campus of the New York State University, has been doing research in the Theater 
Arts Library for the past two weeks. She is at UCLA on a Ford Fellowship. 

One of the Library's most generous donors, Mr. Willard Uougland of Hermosa 
Beach, visited the Library on April 24 to consult material on radiocarbon dat- 
ing in the field of archaeology. Accompanying him were two other students of 
the subject, his charming daughters, Paula and Wendy, ages 3 and \ X A respec- 

lvejy. lhe Gift & Exchange Section performed yeoman bibliographical and baby- 
sitting service. In fact, Dorothy Harmon so captivated her two charges that 
they were quite reluctant to leave when their father finished his research. 

lhe Music Library was visited on April 27 by the Bussian cellist, 
Hostopovich who gave a recital last week at the Philharmonic Auditorium. He 

Proff™ R ^£ MUS1C L i, brary and other P arts of the M" S1C Building by 

Professor Baymond Moremen, Chairman of the Department. 

visiteTth!: Mh er " lCfe ' ?talog Analyst at th e Uni versi ty Library at Berkeley, 

W 1 H™« a v \l °" Apri1 2? and ^cussed cataloging practices with Messrs. 

niJliams and Engelbarts. o^r 

May 4, 1956 97 

Visitor From Spain 

Dr. Francisco Sintes y Obrador, Director-General of Archives and Librar- 
ies in the Ministry of Education in Spain, visited Los Angeles last week in 
the course of his three-month cultural tour of the United States sponsored by 
the State Department. He did not find time to visit any libraries in South- 
ern California, but Mr. and Mrs. Trej o and Paul H. Sheats, of University Ex- 
tension, and Mrs. Sheats, were among the guests at a reception given for him 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert T. Silverberg, in Sherman Oaks, on April 

SC Students Visit Library 

Thirty-three Library School students of the Government Publications 

course at SC visited the Library on the evening of April 17 with their in- 
•-«,. P".,^l..„ H. .„.-„„ _r i-_ a i c^...- r>.n i 4 i u. 

Recollections of a Visit 

The gift of a book to the University Elementary School Library last week 
by its author, Dr. Kunyoshi Obara, was the most recent in a long series of 
events marking a close relationship between the President of the Tamagawa 
Gakuen, near Tokyo, and the library of the laboratory school on this campus. 
The book, written by the President of the school, in his native language, 
contains a page of pictures of children engaged in the social studies program 
at UES, which Dr. Obara visited on his 'round-the-world tour of centers of 
education last summer. It is a detailed diary of his visits to Europe and 
North and South America, packed with observations on the people and institu- 
tions he visited. 

Winifred Walker had been asked to arrange Dr. Obara' s visit to UCLA, be- 
cause a young student in Pasadena by the name of Taguchi, a former student 
at the Tamagawa Gakuen, had once been shown the UES by her. Among those who 
helped to entertain Obara on the campus were Dean and Mrs. Edwin A. Lee, to 
whom a special note of appreciation is published in the book. A picture of 
Dr. Obara and Dean Lee on the steps of Moore Hall accompanies the note. 

Since that summer's day, Mrs. Walker reports, mail from Tamagawa Gakuen 
has frequently been received: photographs of Dr. Obara' s homecoming, show- 
ing mass greetings by hundreds of his students, who range from kindergarten 
through college; a description, with many pictures.of his school; pictures 
of his son; a gift of two watercolors; and a pamphlet containing a prelimin- 
ary account of his trip--now apparently superseded by this hard-bound book. 

Regional Group of Catalogers to Meet 

"Towards a More Practical Catalog" will be the subject for discussion 
by the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers at its spring meeting on Sat- 
urday, May 12, at Long Beach State College. The business meeting and program 
will begin at 10 a.m., and will be followed by luncheon at Hody' s (near the 
campus, on Highway 101 and Anaheim Road) at 1 p.m. The program wxll be con- 
ducted as a panel, with Edwin Castagna, Librarian of the Long Beach Public 
Library, speaking for library administrators; Mary Pratt, Senior Librarian of 
the History Department, Los Angeles Public Library, and Everett Moore giving 
the point of view of the reference librarian; and Howard Kimball, Associate 
Professor of History in Long Beach State College, and Miss Vanya Oakes, 
author and lecturer, speaking for library patrons. 


UCLA L ibrar lan 

A "Former Career" 

Mrs. Florence Burton, of the Engineering Library, has been prevailed 
upon to tell about some of her extraordinary experiences in her "former 
career" of thirty years ia the New York Public Library. Her brief notes on 
these years appear below. Of special interest to us here is the fact that 
Mrs. Burton, herself a children's librarian during part of her career, worked 
in the same system in which Frances Clarke Sayers, now also at UCLA, served 
as chief of work with children. 

"It happened," Mrs. Burton writes, "when I was in my very early years of 
library service in the NYPL, where I was for about thirty years. I started 
as a library assistant, advancing through examination and experience to branch 
librarian. When I was a children's librarian, Mrs. Sayers, who was then Miss 
Frances Clarke, in charge of the central children's room, was my ideal. Lit- 
tle did I dream then, I would be working in the same University with her after 
all these years in between. 

"Many do not know, much less have experienced, the hardships we went 
through during the years of the First World War. I then was children's librar- 
ian at the Tottenville Branch with Miss Anne Carroll Moore, my supervisor at 
the Main Library. The Tottenville Branch is housed in a Carnegie building, 
the first one to be erected in New York from Carnegie funds. Under the con- 
tract with New York City, all Carnegie buildings were to be kept open from 
nine in the morning until nine at night, including all holidays. Therefore we 
all worked in turns different holidays, and Christmas and Thanksgiving each 
worked part of the day to cover the hours, and yet each had part of the holi- 
day free. 

"When the war came, in New York we were faced with the very difficult 
situation of heating the buildings. It was almost impossible to get coal, es- 
pecially in a quantity to heat a large building, so we had what became known 
as heatless Mondays, when all buildings, including schools, libraries, etc., 
were forced to. close; food stores remained open with a minimum of heat. Since 
our contract did not permit us to close, one library in the community was to 
be kept open, and the city broke the contract as they, and they only, could. 
We felt so badly to have our people deprived of the library for even a day, as 
the nearest one even when open was about ten miles distant. 

A very civic-minded and 1 ibr ary - in teres ted man in the community had an 
old-fashioned ice cream and candy store with the ice cream parlor in back of 
the main store. He very generously offered us the ice cream parlor for a li- 
brary, so that we could close our building the entire winter. We accepted his 
offer, and he was permitted to remain open Monday with a minimum heat supply. 
We told our public to borrow all the books they wanted and return them to 
Harry Sprague's ice cream store, on Main Street and Amboy Boad, so that they, 
not we, moved the library. We had such a good time there. When we had spe- 
cial requests for books at the library, one of us with the page would go to 
the library, the page pulling a wagon or sled, and bring back all requests, 
plus a few extras. 

I held my story hours every week, with large groups, and we carried on 
there all winter. I think, looking back, this was one of the happiest exper- 
iences I had in library work. We had real fun, serving the public, and per- 
forming real library service to a community where the library was the center 
of all activity. When we went back in April, all our readers arrived with 
theircars, wagons, etc., and moved us back. 

"I left that branch after the war to work in Manhattan and other branches 
on Staten Island. When a vacancy came, and a branch librarian was needed at 
the Tottenville Branch, I went back to be librarian of the branch where I had 
started when only a substitute and where I had so many beautiful memories. I 
remained there until I retired in 1951." 

May 4, 1956 99 

Campbell Contest Winners Chosen 

Final judging in the 19 56 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection 
Contest was held in the Librarian's office on the morning of April 23. Judg- 
ing this year's contest were Ray Bradbury, author, Professor Hugh G. Dick of 
the English Department, and Robert R. Kirsch, book reviewer of the Los Angeles 
Times, and former student in journalism at UCLA. The collections of the five 
finalists were ranged around the large conference table, where the judges 
labored with critical eye for two full hours before arriving at their decis- 
ion . 

Chosen as first-prize winner was the collection on Norway, its Art and 
Literature , entered by Christian D. Ledebur, a senior from Malibu studying 
psychology and zoology. Long interested in Norway, Mr. Ledebur had built up 
a fine collection of books on many phases of Norwegian culture, and entered 
forty-five titles as examples of the book arts. 

Second prize went to Nathaniel L. Ross, a sophomore from Los Angeles, 
for his collection of Pocket Books. He is collecting the first hundred paper 
bounds published by Pocket Books, Inc., and has all but four of them, pub- 
lished between 1939 and 1941. Third prize was awarded to Wayne R. Dynes, an 
Art History senior from Los Angeles and assistant in the Reserve Book Room, for 
his collection of books on Contemporary European Paint ing. Honorable mention 
was given to the other two collections, Pr inc iples of Deception, submitted by 
Max Abrams, and Astronomy of the 19th and 20th Centuries , by Frederick Eiser- 

This is the eighth consecutive year in which Mr. Campbell, proprietor of 
Campbell's Book Store in Westwood Village, has generously awarded prizes of 
$100, $50, and $25 in books for the top three collections. 

Following the judging Mr. Campbell joined the three judges at a luncheon 
given by Mr. Powell and James Cox, chairman of the Contest Committee. 

Special commendation goes to the Contest Committee, who worked diligent- 
ly on the planning and preparations for the contest and on the preliminary 
screening of the entrants. Other members were Norah Jones, Arnulfo D. Trejo, 
Liselotte Glozer, and Professor Buth Riemer of the Department of Anthropology 
and Sociology. 

The winning collection is on display in the exhibit case in the Library 
foyer until May 6, and then will be moved to Campbell's Book Store for fur- 
ther exhibition. 

A Discouraging Word? 

We always like--and usually expect--to hear that fine old phrase about 
the Library being "the heart of the University," whenever a new building is 
to be dedicated, or a group of librarians are addressed by a visiting orator, 
or perhaps when we are just having an intramural pep talk. Imagine the amaze- 
ment of the 1 ibrari an- reader, therefore, who picks up the April UCLA Alumni 
Magazine and finds in an article on the expansion of Science toward the south 
end of the campus these words: "The exodus of science from around the old 
Royce Hal 1 -Li brary - f 1 anked quad, which was once the heart of the campus .. . 

(Our own agonized italics.-Ed.) 

Exhibits, May 4 to 25 

Exhibit Hall: Life and work of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland's great poet, in 
commemoration of the centennial of his death. 

Graduate Reading Room: Phen aki stocope and Zoe t rope- - forerunner of the 
moving picture. 

Foyer: First prize winning collection, Robert B. Campbell Student Book 
Collection Contest. 

Undergraduate Library: Second and Third prize winning collections, 
Campbell Book Collection Contest. 

IQQ UCLA Librarian 

The Santa Barbara Meeting 

At last Saturday's annual meeting of the California Library Association's 
Southern District, which was attended by some 300 members, including sixteen 
Uclans, Franklin H. Williams, Secretary -Coun sel of the National Association 
for the Advancement of Colored People, West Coast Region, gave the keynote ad- 
dress on "The Negro in the American Community Today." He spoke on the dilem- 
mas created by the Supreme Court decision on segregation in the public schools, 
and emphasized the role of the N.A.A.C.P. in the long legal battle for civil 
rights for Negro citizens. He made clear that the problem of race relations 
must be solved if the United States is to maintain a position of moral leader- 
ship in the world today. 

Lome D. Cook, Assistant Professor of Economics at Pomona College, spoke 
on problems of population growth in Southern California, at the luncheon 
sponsored by the College, University, and Research Libraries Section. In pre- 
dicting a total population of 11,500,000 in this area by 1970, together with a 
significant decrease in the proportion of persons in the age group between 20 
and 64, and a corresponding increase in the proportion under 20, he pointed 
out some ways in which communities could attempt to meet the challenge of the 
next fifteen years. Paradoxically, he suggested, labor shortages will exist 
simultaneously with unemployment in certain areas. 

At a meeting co-sponsored by the Section on Work with Boys and Girls and 
the Committee on Intellectual Freedom, Zane Meckler, of the Los Angeles Jewish 
Community Relations Committee, and Mrs. Martha Tripp, of the Y.W.C.A., told of 
programs which their groups, and cooperating community groups, have been con- 
ducting on "The Freedom to Read." Their aims are to study problems facing 
public and school libraries if censorship is attempted, and to assure librar- 
ians of their support in working out such problems. Everett Moore chaired the 
meeting, and Martha T. Boaz led the discussion of the program topic. 

This was followed by an informal "Conversation Among Some Santa Barbara 
Authors," Eleanor Hoffman, Jay Monaghan, Joyce Muench, and Donald Culross 
Peattie, who talked about how they live and write in Southern California. 

City and County Librarian John E. Smith, formerly our Head of Acquisi- 
tions, was, as President of the Southern District, the genial host for the day's 
events. He had planned an interesting and varied group of meetings, and he kept 
them running strictly on schedule, thus providing welcome breathers in which to 
enjoy one of Santa Barbara's finest days. 

News Items 

The Los Angeles County Public Library is celebrating the addition of 
its one-millionth book to its collection in this forty-third year of its history. 
Appropriately chosen to be honored as Number 1,000,000 is Harriett G. Eddy's 
County Free Library Organizing in California ("practically the library's biogra- 
phy, ^says County Librarian John D. Henderson). 

'Mr. Powell addressed the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library 
last Monday evening, having been billed as "author and popular speaker, and an 
alumnus of South Pasadena High School." 

*** ^ exploding firecracker which left hearts thumping for a few minutes 
in the Heference Room one night last week may have been one of those unrehearsed 
exhibitions of exuberance that come in the spring; or, it might have been in- 
spired by Andrew Hamilton's article in the Post on "Madness on the Campus," 
which features a half-page picture of a recent scene in the same reading room 
with the caption UCLA: The silence of the library is shattered as pranksters 
reJease a ilock of squawking, half-grown chickens during the evening study hour." 

Last rriday the Reference Department received a call from the Griffith 
Park Zoo: something about picking up a"bunch of rats." No rats in the Library, 
was the answer Well, we thought we were talking to the Vivarium, said the Zoo. 
Uvortles at both ends, as the operator transferred the call. 

Editor FwVrY SSUed ! Very ° theT n Frida y b V the librarian's Office. 

issue pill Tt M ° OTe -v, AsS ! St rl Edlt ° r: J »» «• Cox - Contributors to this 

Mar Y e j R V !! A jif™ft E1 o 1 " beth 1 S ' Bradstreet. Esther Euler, Hi 1 da M. .Gray , 

Mary J. Hy an , Helene E. Schimansky, Arnulfo D. Trejo, Winifred B. Walker. 


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Volume 9, Number 17 

May 18, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Sacramento County Librarian Fred Wemmer is my host today while I am in 
the capital city for the meeting of CLA' s Golden Empire District. We are 
lunching with College Librarian Alan Covey before participating in the after- 
noon session on campus. Mine will be the after-dinner speech on "All That 
is Poetic in Life." 

To mark each section of my class called "Libraries and Learning" I have 
had a guest authority, including Ward Ritchie, Jake Zeitlin, August Fruge', 
and Gordon Williams. 

.Next Tuesday we celebrate completion of the section on "Reading for 
pleasure and profit," and our guest will be Ray Rradbury, whose Fahrenheit 
45i the class has agreed is their favorite provocative book. 

I sometimes take a nostalgic view of my first years in the Library as a 
bibl i6graphi c checker, when the public catalog and the stacks were heaven-on- 
earth.' Nowadays I don't have time enough for either, but I did return from 
lunch one day last week via the stacks, where I encountered Professor Emeritus 
Frank J. Klingberg, tireless researcher and writer and genial friend of the 
staff, who has given more than thirty years of his life to this campus. 
"Powell," he said, looking at me over his glasses, "do you know what's hap- 
pened to this Library?" My look questioned him, while I feared the worst, but 
he quickly added, "It's beginning to have the books." He chuckled and went 
about his business, while I rose to the 7th heavenly level where the Z' s are 
shelved, took hold of Z1003 L95o, for which the Library paid Houghton Mifflin 
Co. 9 3^? on January 30, 1930, and which j[ulia] C[urry] cataloged on the 17 th 
of the following month. I found my eyes drawn ineluctably from pages 1 to 37 
of this little book, which says all the things I hold to be good and true. 
What was it? Of Reading Books, by John Livingston Lowes, whose The Road to 
Xanadu is surely one of the book-o f-books. 

We had a Columbia-UCLA reunion in my office recently when Ardi s Lodge 
and Jean Macalister Moore came with Constance Winchell and Dollie Hepburn, 
Columbia's Reference Librarian and Personnel Officer, respectively. The Colum- 
bians are being tou red "th rough the West by Miss Hepburn's cousin, Mrs. Carter 
Gibbes of Tajique, New Mexico, whose coral and turquoise jewelry evoked that 
Land of Enchantment. 

We had visits also from two former colleagues of early years in this 
Library. Miss Evelyn Huston, former librarian of the Bureau of Governmental 
Research, who goes to Cal tech on July 15 as Assistant Librarian; and Mrs. 
Dorothy Mattei Rertucci, former cataloger here and reference librarian at 
Berkeley, now the mother of three sons in her hometown of Petaluma. Grace 
Hunt took us to see the nearly finished English Reading Room in the Royce 


UCLA Librarian 

Professors E. N. Hooker and H. T. Swedenberg recently brought me volume 
one of the long awaited re-editing of the works of John Dryden based on the 
Clark collection, a handsome volume of the Poems, dedicated to Robert Gordon 
Sproul in the twenty- fifth year of his presidency. It is the massive corner- 
stone of a great set, and is a work of long, loving, and learned research. 

On Tuesday Mr. Trejo and I lunched with the Committee on Latin American 
Studies under the chairmanship of Professor Fitzgibbon. 

Wednesday morning found me at the Breakfast Club on Riverside Drive (Los 
Angeles) taking part in a radio broadcast with County Supervisor John Anson 
Ford and County Librarian John Dale Henderson, to celebrate the County Li- 
brary's millionth book. My remarks were called "One Book in a Million," and 
they referred to Harriet Eddy's County Library Organizing, which is exactly 
what she did in 1912 to commence the Los Angeles County Free Public Library. 

Last Friday the aspects were good for in tra-1 ibrary communication, and 
I gave the whole day to staff meetings and visits. The Librarian's Confer- 
ence lasted nearly two hours, and ranged from Miss Darling's gripping report 
of how she foiled a footpad, the award of a fifteen-year service button to 
Mr. Engelbarts (Mrs. Mc Curdy got her twentieth, Miss Jones her tenth), my 
Washington visit with former Senator Henry Fountain Ashurst, the "silver- 
tongued clarion from Coconino County," to thoughts on library administration 
engendered by the death of the Los Angeles City College Librarian. Later in 
the day I commended Miss Nixon for the fine work she is doing on exhibits, 
Mr. Cox for his able chairing of the Campbell Contest Committee, and Mis's 
Gray for all the faculty bouquets I have recently received on behalf of her 
work in the Government Publications Room. It was one of those days when 
everyone felt good and all went well. 

I had a visit last week from Dean Edwin A. Lee and Professor Malcolm S. 
McLain to bring me a copy of their newly published Change and Process in 
Education. It is a large and handsome volume, replete with photographs 
captioned by the authors, and I want to quote the last two paragraphs from 
the authors' preface: "What we have written flows out of a long and, to us, 
rich experience. Between us we have taught at every level from the first 
grade to the graduate school. Our administrative duties have, at one time or 
another, included the superin ten den cy of a large pub] i c- school system, the 
presidency of a college, and deanships in libera] arts, general education, 
and a professional school of education. For some fifteen years one or both 
of us have been teaching a course from which the manuscript for this book 
slowly developed. It has been 'tried out' nearly fifty times on a total of 
more than nine thousand students, for whose criticisms and suggestions we ex- 
press our gratitude. 

"From this combined experience, totaling for the two of us approximately 
ninety years, we have attempted to distill the essence of all that we have 
learned, have thought, and have valued concerning the issues, the problems, 
the processes, and the practices of this most American institution, public 
education. It will be clear to those who read this book that we believe, 
without reservation, that no other institution in American life surpasses 
public education in influence for good or ill; that, when all factors are 
taken into account, no other profession has more to offer than teaching; and 
that no society in any time or place can be better than the education it 
gives its young In other words we, the authors, believe in education and 
we would urge the best of our youth to choose careers in the profession of 

If librarianship is to flourish, we need spokesmen such as these for our 
profession. Thr - 

sion. lhere is too much talking to ourselves and not enough commum 
nth counsellors and students, or so it seems to me. 


May 18, 1956 103 

Personnel Changes 

Helen Ann Skolnik has replaced Mrs. Noreen Harrison as Principal Library 
Assistant in the Government Publications Room of the Reference Department. 
Miss Skolnik has worked for a number of years in branches of the Chicago Pub- 
lic Li brary. 

Barbara Lynn Sher, Typi st- CI erk , has joined the staff of the Photographic 
Service. She is an alumna of the University at Derkeley and of UCLA. 

Elizabeth Leighton, Principal Library Assistant, has resigned from the 
Interlibrary Loan section of the Reference Department, effective May 31. She 
will be married early in June. 

Mrs. Joan Me inhardt , Senior Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading 
Room, has resigned, effective May 31, to prepare for the arrival of her baby. 


Professor H. M. Robertson, Jagger Professor of Economics at the Univer- 
sity of Cape Town, South Africa, visited the Library on April 28, and was 
shown about by Esther Euler. 

Miss Mary Jane Schme I zle , cataloger at the California State Library, 
Sutro Branch, in San Francisco, visited the Library on April 30, and was 
shown about by Mary Ryan and Elizebethe Stone. She was particularly interested 
in the handling of pamphlets in the Department of Special Collections. 

On May 7 Miss Alice Dulany Ball, Executive Director of the United States 
Book Exchange at the Library of Congress, visited the Library. No stranger to 
the Westwood Campus and this Library (she is a UCLA graduate), Miss Ball re- 
newed old acquaintances and discussed USBE matters with Charlotte Spence, 
Dorothy Harmon, and Mr. Powell. 

The Chemistry Library was visited on May 7 by Professor H. C. Longut- 
Higgins , Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Cambridge University. He was on 
the campus to give a seminar in the Department of Chemistry. 

Staff Notes 

Dimitry Krassovsky spoke to a young people's group of the Westwood Commun- 
ity Methodist Church on Sunday evening, April 29, on "Religion in the Soviet 


Mrs. Paula Loy , Principal Library Assistant in the University Elementary 
School Library, was recently initiated into the Alpha Delta Chapter of Pi Lamb- 
da Theta, national honorary association for women in education. Lorraine 
Mathies, of the Education Library, has been installed as Vice-President of 
the chapter. 

Oriental Library Open House 

The Oriental Library of the Department of Special Collections will hold 
open house next Wednesday afternoon, May 23, from 4 to 5 o'clock. 

Establishment of the Library in its new quarters recalls that acquisi- 
tion ol the collection often involved elements of romantic adventure and inter- 
national upheaval. Many books were purchased by Professor Richard C. Rudolph, 
chairman of the department of Oriental Languages, during a trip to China in 
1948. By keeping one city ahead of the advancing Chinese Communists, he suc- 
ceeded in getting 10,000 important Chinese works out of the country before Red 
China shut its doors on the western world. 

Professor Rudolph purchased additional books on subsequent trips to Japan. 
Other Japanese volumes have been acquired by Professor Robert Wilson of the 
History department and Professor Ensho Ashikaga of the Oriental Languages 
departmen t. 

The collection has now grown to more than 50,000 volumes. 

Mrs. Mok and her staff cordially invite all staff members to the open 


UCLA Librarian 


Jacks. By Patricia Evans. Illustrated by the author. 
Bookshop, San Francisco. 25^ 

The Porpoise 

sheep, goats or 

two broad sides 

concave and the 

Archeo logy : 

The third little book on children's games 
from the Porpoise Bookshop in San Francisco is on 
the old game of Jackstones, uniform in size and for- 
mat with the books on Hopscotch and Jumprope, and 
written and illustrated by Patricia Evans. This is 
no mere "do-it-yourself" book of rules, nor a nos- 
talgic piece about remembered pleasures of childhood. 
Within its thirty small pages, clearly printed and 
interspersed with illustrations done in silhouettes, 
the following subjects are introduced: 

Anthropology : "Nobody knows when people first 
started to play Jacks but we do know they used other 
things to play with: little bones, or stones or 
shells or little pottery pieces... The origin of the 
game is probably Asiatic. The pastern- bones of 
calves were used. Each of these bones had two rounded ends, 
and two narrow sides, one of each of the latter two pairs being 
other convex." 

"There are pictures of people playing Jacks on ancient Greek 

vases... Jackstones have been found in Ireland 
fireplaces in ancient crannogs, A crannog is a 
lake. This keeps unwelcome visitors away." 

Etymology : "Different names for Jacks are 

in a special hole beside the 
house built in the middle of 

'Kni ckl ebones; Hucklebones, 

think that 
The Piute 
rocks as big 


Jackstones (Jack meaning little) Chuckstones and Fivestones 

The Necess ity for Historical Per spec t ive : "But some people 
everything started in Greece or Rome, and this is not always so. 
Indians here in the United States played a game like Jacks w 
your fists." 

Metrics: "Cream the milk 

Quick, quick, quick. 

Spread a piece of butter on it, 

Thick, thick, thick." 

Comparative Philology : "In the Philippines, the game is called 'Sonca;" 
in India, 'Guttak;' in China, 'Catching Seven Pieces;' in Persia, 'Ashukh. ' It 
is pronounced Ow-shoock. In Japan it is called 'Tedama. '" 

Folklore of Language: Eggs in basket; Crack the 
Eggs; Sweeps, Scrubs and Double Bounce; Cherries in 
the Basket; Carts before Horses; Bombs away." 

Philosophy : "The only thing to remember if you 
make up rules is that everyone pi aying at that time 
should agree on them before the game begins to make 
them good. They can't be made up in the middle of the 

Lest you think from this that it is not a book for 
children at all, it should be clearly stated that the 
writing is direct, the instructions clear, the terms 
defined, and all the fascinating variations of the old 

game of skill are included and explained. The use of the familiar second per- 
son conveys an intimacy of communication which cannot be matched by the more 
usual directives such as •" Each player" or "Take ten Jackstones and a Ball." 
As soon as page four is reached, the blood is set racing, the fingers itch for 
the knobbed Jacks, and the touch of the small, round, hard 
There^at the bottom of the page, it begins: 

"When you start a game of Jacks, the first 
the floor, take the jacks in your hand and Pink 





bl ack rubber bal 1 
to do is to sit down on 

Frances Clarke Sayers 

May 18, 1956 105 

Library Safety Manual Revised 

Publication of a new edition of the Library Safety Manual this week co- 
incided with national observance of Job Safety Week, May 13-19. As were 
previous editions, the manual was prepared by the Library Safety Committee, 
composed of Johanna Tallman, George Scheerer, and Everett Moore, Chairman. 
All Library departments and branches are expected to keep copies conspicu- 
ously available. Every staff member should be thoroughly familiar with 
procedures outlined in the manual. 

Mickiewicz Exhibition 

The exhibition on the life and work of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland's great 
poet, now being shown in the Exhibit Hall, was prepared by the government 
of Poland to commemorate the centenary of his death last year. Poland's 
commemoration included an international convocation of scholars and poets 
from thirty-three countries and the publication of new editions of his poe- 
try. UNESCO has issued a centennial volume on Mickiewicz, a copy of which is 
included in the exhibition. 

The exhibition illustrates the major phases of the poet's life and deals 
with his literary and public career up to his death in Constantinople on 
November 26, 18 55. Special reference is made to his best-known work abroad, 
the epic "Pan Tadeusz" (Master Thaddeus). One of the panels shows the covers 
of "Pan Tadeusz" as translated into many languages from the time it first 
appeared in 1834. There are reproductions of the paintings and other art 
work by Polish and foreign artists used in illustrating "Pan Tadeusz" as well 
as other Mickiewicz works. Other panels deal with Mickiewicz' s stay in 
Russia, France, and Italy, and his friendships with James Fenimore Cooper, 
the American novelist, and Margaret Fuller, the American scholar and literary 
critic of the last century. 

"Outdoor California" Exhibit in UL 

Books on "Outdoor California" will be shown in the new exhibit case in 
the Undergraduate Library for three weeks beginning next Monday. Mr. Fessenden 
has chosen books by such writers as Mary Austin, J. Smeaton Chase, and John 
Muir to exemplify the more perceptive and thoughtful observer of the California 
scene, as an antidote to the prose now pouring from the tourist agencies. 

Circulating copies of the books on display are available on the shelf ad- 
joining the exhibit. 

Retirement of a Friend 

W. W. Robinson, a founding member of the Friends of the UCLA Library, and 
its first president, retired on May 1 as vice-president in charge of advertis- 
ing and publications of the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles. 
Mr. Robinson, widely known as a writer, editor, and historian of the Los 
Angeles region, plans to pursue these interests in his retirement. Among his 
books are Land in California, Ranchos Become Cities, The Forest and the People, 
The Island of Santa Catalina, The Story of Pershing Square, What They Say 
About the Angels, and The Indians of Los Angeles. With, his wife, Irene, a 
gifted painter and illustrator, he has written a series of eleven animal books 
for children. In his thirty-seven years of continuous service with the Title 
Insurance Company he has written or edited some 150 items published by the 
company, which have been distributed in more than a million copies. 

Among the notable company publications were his series of historical 
booklets about various California cities and counties, the most recent ot 
which was on Ventura County. A more comprehensive work, Panorama a generous- 
ly illustrated history of Southern Cal i f orni a, was published in 1953. Mr. 
Robinson will continue to write such publications for the company on a contract 
basis, and he has commitments for research and writing assignments for other 
publishers and organizations. He and Mrs. Robinson are also planning two more 

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children's books. AH of which gives promise of an active and interesting 
retirement for one who has already contributed richly to the cultural life of 
this region. 

New Members of Phi Beta Kappa 

Two student assistants in the University Library have been elected to 
membership in Phi Beta Kappa: Wayne R. Dynes, of the Reserve Book Room, and 
Mrs. Dorothy Russell Case, of the Uni versi ty Elementary School Library. Also 
elected is a former student assistant in the Librarian's Office, Mrs. Edith 
Geyler Potter. The members-elect will be initiated into the Eta Chapterof 
California this evening, and they will be guests of honor at the Chapter's 
annual dinner. 

Group Insurance for Retired State Employees 

According to the Chapter Letter of the California State Employees Associa- 
tion, group health insurance for retired employees will become effective under 
Cal-West-Occidental or CPS plans on June 1. This effective date will apply 
only to those whose applications were processed by May 10. For others, the 
effective date will be established as applications are received and processed. 
Members now retired will have until April 1, 19 57 to apply for enrollment, and 
in the future, members will be able to transfer from the health plan for active 
employees to the plan for retired employees. Premiums will be deducted from 
checks mailed by the State Employees Retirement System. Inquiries or applica- 
tions should be addressed to California Physicians' Service, Special Accounts, 
450 Mission Street, San Francisco 5, California. 

Seminar on Building Program 

A year and a half ago I issued an invitation to interested and imaginative 
members of the Library staff to participate in a monthly seminar on education 
for 1 ibrari an ship, to assist in planning the proposed library school at UCLA. 
The members of the seminar have been working steadily since that date, with the 
result that together, in consultation with librarians and educators in this 
area and elsewhere, we have determined the basic framework upon which further 
detail ed pi an s for the school can. be built. The work of the Seminar and the 
work of the concurrent Interdepartmental Committee on the Public Catalog has 
strengthened my conviction that the members of this staff have valuable contri- 
butions to make to the Library's development. 

It is now evident that the Library's building program will have to be ac- 
celerated, if we are to serve the needs of the University community. The south 
addition must be planned in relation to the services to be housed in the pro- 
posed undergraduate library building. Planning must be both imaginative and 
practical, and must include a re-evaluation of the function of the main Library 
and the branches so that services and resources will be integrated effectively. 
Again I am inviting those members of the Library staff who wish to join a sem- 
inar on building programs to communicate with me. I have in mind meeting in my 
office once a month for a two-hour period, late afternoon or early evening. 
Obviously it will be impossible to include everyone who wishes to help, but I 
should like to hear immediately from those with time and ideas to off* 



Write Your Congressman! 

One of our off-campus readers recently reasoned that the way -to have a 
look at a book he believed to be in the Library of Congress was to write to his 
Congressman. This he did, and promptly received a reply from Donald L. Jackson, 
Member of Congress from the 16th District of California, acknowledging receipt 
^n^f V\?V rer S , le " er whlch had requested "a few days' loan" of the book, 
French BrUgeS_ ] a " Mort e : A Romance by Georges Rodenback, translated from the 

May 18, 1956 


Congress," wrote Mr. Jackson, "and they 

a copy of the above-mentioned book, 
rkeley has one and also the library at 

aining a copy of the book and if this 
you please do not hesitate to communi- 

a stranger to the UCLA Library, applied 
equest a loan of the book from Berkeley, 
ediately set in motion. 

in a hurry for the book he had wasted 
han inquiring at his local library. On 

pride in the fact that the Congressman 
1 in his handling of a reference ques- 

"I have contacted the Library of 
have informed me that they do not have 
but the University of California at Be 
the University of Illinois. 

"I hope you are successful in obt 
office can be of further assistance to 
cate with me." 

Our reader, therefore, not being 
to our Interlibrary Loan Section to r 
The machinery for borrowing it was imm 

It seems a pity that if the man was 
time in writing to Washington rather t 
the other hand, we should perhaps take 
in this instance showed a certain skil 
tion from a bookish constituent. 

Isinglass and Rum 

Two recipes discovered in a "Receipt Rook" (1804) in the Department of 
Special Collections, by "L.G. and E. S. , " have been endorsed by them, and are 
herewith offered to the staff for their information and edification: 

Stone Cream. To some good cream put a small quantity of 
isinglass and a little sugar keep it stirring over the fire tilj 

the isinglass is dissolved then take it off the fire and keep 

stirring it till it is the warmth of new milk then pour it through 

a tun (?) dish into a dish that has in it three spoonfuls of lemon 

juice a little grated peel with a little apricot jam bruised small 

and two spoonfuls of white wine and made the day before you want 

Rum Shrub. Four quarts of rum to one quart of orange juice 
and twelve ounces of double refined sugar put it into a cask and 
shake it constantly every day for six weeks and let it stand till 
it is clear, then draw it off, for use it will be fit to use in 
about a mon th . 

Another Visitor 

Taro Yashima, artist 
and writer of children's 
books {Crow Boy, The 
Village Tree, etc.) visited 
the Library on Wednesday 
after speaking to Mrs. 
Sayers's Children's Litera- 
ture class, and wrote this 
calligraphic handshake for 
us at the coffee table. 


UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian s 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. 
this issue , 


Page Ackerman, 

Liselotte Glozer, Wilbur J. Smith, Elizebethe Q. 




Volume 9, Number 18 

June 1, 1956 

From the Librarian 

This morning at breakfast in the Religious Conference Building I spoke 
to the In terf raterni ty Mothers Club on "The Power of Books." 

Tomorrow the Zamorano Club holds its final meeting of the year at 31820 
Broad Beach Road. The speaker will be W. W. Robinson, on "Rancho Topanga 
Malitu y Sequit." We inhabit the et seq. part of the ranch, and across the 
road from us eager diggers from three local institutions have been unearth- 
ing a prehistoric Indian burial site. One of the excavators paused, trowel 
in hand, to confide in us that we could be rather certain our geranium 
garden bas subsoil inhabitants. Our gate now reads "Check your digging 
i rons. " 

In 1939 I visit 
tion of an inmate wi 
He hoped something c 
of public library di 

Last Friday I r 
Corrections Statewid 
what I saw- - a balanc 
Specter, a librarian 
constantly in circul 
stitutional program 
State Director of Co 
in the fall at Chino 

ed San Quentin prison to see the library, upon invita- 
th whom I had been in correspondence on book collecting, 
oul d be done to improve the library, a sorry collection 
scards, without any trained personnel in charge, 
eturned to San Quentin, as a member of the Department of 
e Committee on Institutional Libraries, and rejoiced in 
ed collection of 35,000 volumes in the charge of Herman 

both trained and dedicated, with a third of the library 
ation-- evidence of the profound reform in the state's in- 
commenced by Governor Earl Warren and being carried on by 
rrections Richard McGee. The committee will meet again 
, here in Southern California. 

Those mostly unsung heroes and heroines, the assistant librarians, are 
meeting today and yesterday on the Santa Barbara campus, in the first such 
session to be sponsored by the Library Council. In three sessions chaired 
successively by Messrs. Williams, Milczewski, and Poole, the "little league' 
is doing its customary big job on a heavy agenda of items affecting the 
statewide university libraries, and our next issue will carry a report 
thereon . 

I have never heard a finer talk on any 
week by Paul Jordan-Smith to the Friends of 
ures and Perils of Book Collecting." It was 
eloquent and witty, worldly and warm, and I 
proud to be the son of P.J.-S. as we are to 
associated with our library program. The Friends hope to publish the talk 
when Special Collections gets it transcribed from tape. 

subject than the one given last 
the UCLA Library on the"Pleas- 
at once learned and light, 
am sure that our W.J.S. was as 
have these two bookish Smiths 

Our experimental English 195 class in Libraries and Learning was a free- 
wheeling affair that saw students and lecturer in a constant state of excite- 
ment as we felt the power of books. I shall give the cours'e only in the 


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spring semester, and as a result of the first experience Miss Lodge and I 
now plan to revise the syllabus and bibliography and issue it as an Occa- 
sional Paper. To all who helped, and particularly to Miss Coryell, whose 
idea it first was, my hearty thanks. 


Personnel Changes 

Maria Hellborn has joined the staff of the Graduate Reading Room of 
the Reference Department as a Senior Library Assistant. Miss Hellborn was 
graduated from Los Angeles City College and has worked for the Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer and RKO studios as an outside reader. 

Mrs. Phyllis Allen will become head of the Atomic Energy Project Li- 
brary early in June, and will be reclassified from Librarian-1 to Librari- 
an-2. While waiting for her security clearance to come through, she has 
served the University Library, first on the staff of the Reference Depart- 
ment and later in the Riomedical Library. 

Peter NcNellis has received a reclassification from Typist-Clerk in the 
Catalog Department to Senior Library Assistant in the Periodicals Reading 
Room of the Reference Department. 

Resignations have been received from .Sheila Kirley, Typist-Clerk in the 
Circulation Department, Mrs. Margaret Moffett, Senior Typist-Clerk in the 
Catalog Department, and Elmo Richardson, Senior Library Assistant in the De- 
partment of Special Collections. 

Staff Notes 

Dimitry Krassovsky has prepared a syllabus, Russian Adverbs, Conjunc- 
tions, Prepositions, and the Usage of Cases, which has been issued by the De- 
partment of Slavic Languages. It is used by fourth semester students to 
supplement the Russian Grammar by Nevil Forbes (Oxford, 1946), now out of 
print and in scarce supply. 

Johanna Tallman's paper, "A Survey of Methods of Claiming Serials," 
originally presented at the meeting of the College, University, and Research 
Libraries Section of CLA at San Jose, last October, has been published in the 
April issue of Serial Slants. 

Rudolf Engelbarts has been appointed to the Committee on Publications 
of the Division of Cataloging and Classification of the American Library As- 
sociation for a five-year term beginning July 1956. He is also Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers for 1956-57. 

Seminars and Tours at the Clark Library 

In the closing weeks of the semester, a number of seminars and tours 
were held at the Clark Library. USC's Professor Pauline Alderman met with 
her Musicology Seminar of twelve students, and UCLA's English Department was 
represented by Professor Hugh G. Dick's Ribliography Seminar of fifteen grad- 
uate students. Following tours of the building, the seminars convened in the 
North Rare Rook Room for discussion and examination of rare books selected 
from the collection in their particular subject fields." Also from UCLA, Pro- 
fessor Maj 1 Ewing brought a group of six students from his class in Pope to 
Dryden to tour the Library; and fifteen members of Librarian Powell's class 
in Libraries and Learning came for a visit with James Cox while their profes- 
sor was in the east. 

G.B.S. Exhibit 


Roberta Nixon has prepared an exhibit of Shaw items from the MacKt... 
collection described on the next page, for the cases in the foyer, the exhib- 
it hall, the Main Reading Room, and the Graduate Reading Room. 

June 1, 1956 


Shaw and Shaviana for the Library 

The Library recently received as a gift from Mr. Kenneth MacKenna of Los 
Angeles his outstanding George Bernard Shaw collection, totaling 220 items 
and consisting of first editions of Shaw's printed works, ephemeral publica- 
tions by or related to Shaw, several manuscripts, corrected galley proofs, 
and original caricatures. The collection is noteworthy for its fine condi- 
tion and for the rarest of all Shaw ephemera, lengthy autograph inscriptions 
m many of the first editions. Professor Kenneth Macgowan of the Department 
of Theater Arts, for many years a friend and associate of Mr. MacKenna, has 
written this note about the collector and his collection: 


len a critic remembers an actor's debut after almost forty years, you 
may be sure that there was something exceptional about the man and the per- 
formance. In the case of Kenneth MacKenna, he had 
no assistance from the play, an indifferent and 
forgotten thing called At 9:45. Except for the 
Capek brothers' allegory of the insect- as-man , The 
World Vie Live In- - f ascin ating though a failure-- 
MacKenna suffered through ten seasons that were 
otherwise enlivened only by his success in Philip 
Barry's You and I and in Helen Hayes's revival of 
What Every Woman Knows. 

Besides the plays of Barry and Barrie, 
MacKenna was fortunate enough to have something to 
soothe the pain of play-acting in the booming '20's 
when Broadway had seventy- five theaters to feed. 
This something was book collecting. And it has 
proved as beneficial to UCLA as to MacKenna in the 
some 200 volumes of Shaw that he has given to our 

When my eldest brother urged a young friend to 
collect birds' eggs, the thoughtful little lad 
asked: 'But how do you know when you ge t a collec- 
tion?" I'm not at all sure just when MacKenna dis- 
covered that he had become a collector of Shaviana. 
He was still in high school when he began to see the plays of Shaw, and to buy 
the printed texts with their fabulous introductions. Through Columbia Univer- 
sity and his career as an actor, the collection grew in size and scope. Ul- 
timately it included not only first editions of all major publications, but 
fugitive pieces and the even rarer Fabian pamphlets. 

The gathering of books solaced MacKenna, I am sure, during a brief 
in silent films, and still more from 1929 to 1932 when he appeared in a 
en or more talkies with such dubious titles as Pleasure Crazed, Crazy That 
Way, and Sensat ion Hunters. Thoughts of Shaw must have stayed him as with 
flagons while he directed such films as The Spider and A Careless Lady. Per- 
haps he was distracted from matters Shavian when he returned to Broadway in 
Kaufman and Hart's mordant success, Merrily We Roll Along, and played Iago 
and MacDuff. But the collection continued to grow while he served Metro- 
Gol dwyn -Mayer, for the past seventeen years, as executive editor seeking story 
material for the screen. 

By 1956, Kenneth MacKenna had reached the ultimate goal of the book col- 
lector—that highest plateau of the $64,000 question: "How do you know when 
you get a collection?" He knew. His gathering in of Shaw was as complete as 
it might ever be. There was very little more to seek and, probably, nothing 
to be found. Now, he felt, he must place it beyond the dangers of fire and 
of silverfish and bookworm, and open i t to the use of scholars of the 

do z- 


Drawing by Bill Bellin is based on a twisted wire caricature by 
Weidhaas which was included in Mr. MacKenna' s gift. 



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Miss Louise Eastland, librarian of the Public Health Library on the 
Berkeley campus, visited the School of Public Health and the Biomedical Li- 
brary on May 16. 

Becent out-of-town visitors to the Clark Library have included Professor 
and Mrs. Garrett Matt ingly , of Columbia University; Mrs. Ratha Braxton, of 
Columbus, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Griswald of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Mr. and 
Mrs. E. Harry Gilman, of Penfield, New York; John J. Slocum, of Washington, 
D.C.; Macdonald Critchley, M.D., of London; Albert Sperisen, of San Fran- 
cisco; and Dr. Genevieve Miller, of Western Beserve University, Cleveland, 

Staff Association Election 

The election for members of the Staff Association Executive Board for 
the year 1956-57 will be held on Tuesday, June 5. Candidates are as follows: 

Vice-President, President-Elect 

Eve A. Do 1 bee, Chemistry Library 
Helen M. Biley, Graduate Beading Boom 

Professional member (one to be elected) 

Florence Burton, Engineering Library 
Hiawatha' Smi th, Catalog Department 

Non-Professional member (two to be elected) 

LaVone Deaper, Catalog Department 

Norma Kennedy, Acquisitions Department 

MaFJorie Mansouri, Home Economics Library 

Helen Peak, Institute of Industrial Belations Library 

Vera Weitzmann, Catalog Department 

Ballots must be returned by campus mail or deposited at Julia Curry's desk 
in the Catalog Department by 4 p.m. on June 5. 

Reception for Miss Curry 

Julia Curry, who is completing thirty-one years of service with the cata- 
log Department this month, will be honored on her retirement at a reception on 
Fnday June 15, in the Staff Room, from 3 to 5 p.m. All staff members are 
invited to pay their respects to a colleague who has served the University 



-...» — v. ~v, ^„, v.. cxi icspects lo a coueague who has served the University 
community with imagination and unselfish devotion, not only as a cataloger 
(specializing m troubl e- shoo ting) , but also as an active member of the UCLA 
faculty Women, and as a tireless worker in the Staff Association. 

L.C.P. Barred from the Rose Bowl? 

Last week. 

at the height of the collegiate athletic fuss, a columnist in 


June ], 1956 


Renaissance Conference at the Clark Library 

An organizational meeting of the Renaissance Conference of Southern 
California was held at the Clark Library on Saturday, May 19, under the 
chairmanship of Professor Robert Kinsman of the UCLA department of English. 
A buffet luncheon was served in the patio, and the business meeting fol- 
lowed, in the drawing room of the Library. The meeting was addressed by 
Professor Paul 0. Kristeller of Columbia University, and a program of Ren- 
aissance music was presented under the direction of Professor Walter 
Rubsamen. Exhibits of incunabula and 16th and early 17th century books were 
prepared for the occasion by the Library staff. 

Winning Friends for Medical Librarianship 

Louise Darling reports that two blows have recently been struck for 
medical librarianship recruitment. On April 18, six members of the Medical 
Library Group of Southern California, under the chairmanship of Jess Martin 
of the San Diego County Medical Society, spoke to the students of the SC 
School of Library Science on opportunities in medical libraries. Miss 
Darling, who was one of the members of this panel, also addressed an infor- 
mal luncheon gathering of Library School students at Immaculate Heart Col- 
1 ege, on May 12. 

Former Staff Member to Teach 

H. Richard Archer, formerly of the Clark Library and the Department of 

Special Collections, and now Librarian of the R. R, 
Chicago, will be a visiting instructor this summer 
Oklahoma Library School. He will teach courses in 
Libraries and The Development of Library Resources. 

"American Books Abroad" 

Donnelley & Sons Company, 
at the University of 
The History of Books and 

isher or distributor tn achieve theirs. 

"But the character of our foreign policy objectives is such that in thi 
long run it is probably less important that the thought of another country 
should accord with ours- - gran ted common ultimate values--than that it should 

with its persuasiveness in winning adhv..~..~~ -- ~. » , — ■•-, 

desirable as this may be. In a program so conceived, books obviously play a 
central role as a vehicle for the extensive and diverse range of knowledge 
and ideps that must be conveyed. 

"But the machinery of the book program should clearly reflect these dis- 
inctions of function. It will do more harm than good if, in effect, it 
•»"■■ 'These are the ideas we want to du t over. 7 ind or write some books 

txu i. Liuua ux lunv-i-iuiii *^ T»xai «._» ... v *v, .. . — - — 07 — ' ■ , 

says: 'These are the ideas we want to put over. Find or write some book! 
that say them convincingly and then buy or print some big editions and s 

f ~ „ .. • w, kic nam 1 an mi g Dr» rhpatl ' An pffecti Ve 

t say them convincingly and then buy or print some Dig eaitions ana see 
that everybody can get a copy in his own 1 an gu age cheap. ' An effective book 
program abroad--like a successful publishing or library program at home-- 
must begin with the books that the potential users need and will read, and from 

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there it must aim to consider how they can best be provided at places, in 
languages, at prices and under circumstances that make a broad, flexible 
and varied effort, but if it is undertaken with wisdom and skill, it can 
achieve an influence out of all proportion to the cost." 

Power of the Book 

On most important issues the much-vaunted power of the press is neglig- 
ible compared with the power of books, observes "O.P.," columnist of The 
Bookse I ler (London), in the May 5 th issue, in writing of the success of Father 
Trevor Huddleston's Naught for Your Comfort. Unlike the contempt of the South 
African Government for the influence of English journalists in handling the 
subject of racial segregation in South Africa, he shows, its response to 
Naught for Your Comfort is very different. He reports one pro-government of- 
ficial as saying that "never in the history of South Africa have we been hard- 
er hit than by this book of Huddleston's"; and that the South African Minister 
for External Affairs has announced that arrangements are being made through 
the London office of the South Africa State Information Office to publish a 
book "refuting " Father Huddleston. 

Naught for Your Comfort has sold 60,000 copies in England since its pub- 
lication a few months ago, and it was published in the United States last 
week, following a speaking tour by the author in this country. The South 
African Government had withdrawn subsidies last year to St. Peter's School, 
in Johannesburg, of which Huddleston was superintendent. 

Winning Design Announced in St. Louis 

Washington University, in St. Louis, has announced that the winning de- 
sign for its new $3,500,000 Library has been selected, and that ground will 
be broken for it next March. The St. Louis architectural firm of Murphy and 
Mackey submitted the winning design, which was one of six entered in the com- 
petition. Two other St. Louis firms were among the competitors, which in- 
cluded firms from Philadelphia, New York City, and Bryan, Texas. The judges 
were William W. Wurster, Dean of the School of Architecture of the University 
of California. Charles W. David, former Director of Libraries of the Univer- 
S1 f t y oi Pennsylvania, and Henry R. Shepley, of the Boston architectural firm 
otbhepley, Bullfinch, Richardson, and Abbott. 

Among the designs submitted in the competition were a round building of 
copper and glass; a five-story structure completely above ground with a glass 
wa j that height; a py rami d- sh aped building; a design featuring a central, 
multi -storied hall and a sunken garden; and a tall red granite rectangular 
nu l j ding. 


Murphy and Mackey's design features a five-story contemporary building, 
which maintains unity with existing buildings on the campus with respect to 

ri/r ^fr 1 " 131 , 8 and general Proportion. Entrance to the building 
the ir^ fl ?°f™ th tw o stack levels above and two below, to permit 

buildinf aLv"" 6331 , 111 -^ ° f read J Cr / t0 b ° 0ks « and to reduce the bulk of the 
building above ground. The ground floor will be entirely of glass, giving 

sou n aPP g e r LTtr to \ a l° P - n V1Sta ' ?* tW ° Up P er fl ° ors «i» h * of iiS KJ- 
souri granxte to harmonize with other campus buildings. 

Sa r- 6 Tve a r n ett S Moo 3 r e ed 7 ** ,° th - Friday * the librarian's office. 
this issue Te p ge Acke-rma^";- H p 1 ^' JaB I " "' C ° X ' Co ^ibutors to 
Davi*. Norma KeLedy^^MacgL^ * 




Volume 9, Number 19 

June 15, 1956 

From the Librarian 

The imminent retirement of Julia Curry is honored today 
Association reception. Just as Miss King has come to personi 
service of the Library, so does Miss Curry stand for the orde 
tion and cataloging of the million volumes she has handled in 
years which she has given to us. She is the patron saint of 
shooters, her corner desk a bibliographical whirlpool into wh 
casts his snag, stands back, and watches this tireless woman 
ders of patience, knowledge, and goodwill. To call this kind 
1 i brarianship "technical processing" is a crime against the s 

Retirement cannot take from us Julia Curry's accomplishm 
ample she has set for her successors, and as 1 on'g as books st 
shelves at We st wood, so will the initials "J.C., " pencilled a 
legend, stand for her who served the Library long and served 

by the Staff 
fy the public 

rl y cl as si fi ca- 
tne thirty-one 


ich everyone 

work her won- 
of illumined 

pirit . 

ent, or the ex- 

and on the 

rtfully in the 

i t wel 1 . 

Last week was one of the richest I have ever known in the gifts which 
came to the Library. One day Mr. Cox and I brought in the Edward A. Dickson 
papers, description of which will appear later; and the next day Mr. Mink 
and I received the Rosecrans papers, also to be described later. Then to 
cap both, Professor Emeritus William A. Nitze gave another thousand dollars 
to be used for research materials in French. 

The Serials Conference has been revived in order to reconsider matters 
affecting the acquisition and servicing of such items. Mr. Williams will 
chair the group, which includes Betty Norton, Ardis Lodge, Kay Harrant, 
Roberta Nixon, Helen More, Hilda Gray, Dorothy Harmon, and Richard O'Brien. 

Last week at luncheon with Caroline Anderson and Ward Ritchie I deliv- 
ered the manuscript of "Books West Southwest," a collection of a dozen es- 
says on writers, their books, and their land. The publishers are hopeful of 
pre-Ch ri s tmas publication* 

The sudden death of Edwin Corle on Monday, from complications following 
an operation, removes one of the ablest novelists and historians from the 
ranks of Western writers. A graduate of UCLA in 1928, Corle had been in- 
creasingly generous to the Library of his Alma Mater, having made us the de- 
pository for his manuscripts and papers. He leaves unfinished what he 
regarded as his major work, a tetralogy of novels based on California histo- 
ry. It was inspiration received from the late Professor Herbert Allen, here 
in the English department, that led Edwin Corle to become a writer. His Fig 
Tree John and People on the Earth are among the best of all Southwest novels. 

Tomorrow midnight American Airlines 
Dallas, New Orleans, and Tampa, carrying 
Ackerman, Frances Clarke Sayers, John D. 

Flight 908 leaves for Miami, via 
to the ALA Conference Page 
Henderson, Howard Rowe , and yours 


116 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Changes 

Zoya Gilboa has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Typist- 
Clerk. Miss Gilboa received her B.A. from UCLA in the p re- 1 i brari an shi p 
curriculum this month. Nancy Towle, who has joined the Circulation Depart- 
ment as a Typist-Clerk, received her B.A. from UCLA in June. 

Mrs. Darlene Die ter ich has been reclassified from Typist-Clerk to Sen- 
ior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, to replace Peggy Moffett 
as department secretary. 

Resignations have been received from Marilyn McCormick, Typist-Clerk in 
the Circulation Department, and Janet Pumphrey, Senior Library Assistant in 
the Engineering Library. 

Staff Notes 

Ruth Doxsee has been appointed chairman of the Nominating Committee of 
the local chapter of the Music Library Association. 

Rudolf Engelbarts is attending the conference at the University of 
Chicago Graduate Library School this week on the theme, "Toward a Better 
Cataloging Code. " 

Esther Koch left for Washington, D. C. last week to visit friends (in- 
cluding our former staff member, Mary Lois Rice), before proceeding to Miami 
Beach for the ALA Conference. At the ALA she will officiate as chairman of 
the Nominating Committee of the Division of Cataloging and Classification. 

Helene Schimansky has been re-elected secretary of the Eta of Califor- 
nia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, for 1956-57. 

New Staff Association Officers 

Helen M. Riley, Librarian of the Graduate Reading Room, was elected 
Vice-President, Pre si dent-El ect of the Library Staff Association, on June 5. 
The newly-elected professional member of the Executive Board is Hiawatha H. 
Smith of the Catalog Department; and the new non-professional members are 
Norma Kennedy, Acquisitions Department, and Helen Peak, Institute of Indus- 
trial Relations Library. 

Staff Change at the Clark Library 

F. Brooke Whiting II has resigned his position as Principal Library As- 
sistant at the Clark Library to study at the School of Library Service at 
Columbia. Richard Zum.winh.el , who has been appointed Senior Library Assist- 
ant, has had bookselling experience at Dawson's Book Shop. He is now com- 
pleting his work for the B.A. at UCLA. 

Assistant Librarians Meet 

The first forma] meeting of the Assistant Librarians from the Los 
Angeles, Berkeley, Davis, Santa Barbara, Riverside, and San Francisco cam- 
puses, sponsored by the Library Council, took place two weeks ago on the 
banta Barbara campus. Gordon Williams and Page Ackerman, our representa- 
tives, report that the meeting proved to be a very good one, since it al- 
lowed more time for discussion of practices and problems than ever seems 
available on sporadic inter-campus visits. 

The agenda included discussion of binding problems, library planning to 
accommodate increased enrollments, book collections for undergraduate li- 
braries, and personnel problems. Frazer Poole, Assistant Librarian at Santa 
Barbara, made the J oc al arrangements for the meeting, and was also generous 
host to the group for a dinner at his home on Thursday evening after cock- 
tails at the home of Librarian Donald Davidson. 

No major decisions were made at the meeting, but increased understand- 
ing ol the problems of library service on all campuses did result, and 
better planning for various library activities is foreseen. 

June 15, 1956 



Miss Patricia Go I ton, 
the Acquisitions Departmen 
Elizabeth Norton. She was 
erence Librarian at Davis, 
Reference Department. 

Mr. Francis C. Tighe, 
ies, a participant in the 
change Service of the U.S. 
and accompanied Mr. Fessen 
a past president of the As 
gate of the Library Associ 
ternational Federation of 

Serials Librarian at the Davis campus, visited 
t on June 1st to discuss serials matters with 
accompanied by Miss Louise Wheeler, retired Ref- 
who talked with Charlotte Spence and visited the 

F.L.A., Librarian of the Nottingham City Librar- 
Foreign Leaders Program of the International Ex- 
Department of State, visited the campus on June 7, 
den on a visit to the Clark Library. Mr. Tighe is 
sociation of Assistant Librarians, and was a dele- 
ation last year to the Rrussels meeting of the In- 
Library Associations. 

Nightingale by Smith 

When John E. Smith left his position in this library as Head of the Ac- 
quisitions Department in 1953 to become Chief Librarian of Santa Barbara 

City and County, some of his colleagues here 
did not expect to hear quite this soon that he 
had appeared as guest soloist with the Santa 
Barbara Orchestra. Said colleagues will be the 
first to admit they underestimated John's tal- 
ents along this line, after reading in the Santa 
Barbara Library's bulletin, the Fly-Leaf, about 
j— t^. bis playing of the 'nightingale' for two per- 

[lA FT^-JJ A, ^Y*-^_^X formances on May 17, in that cultural city up 

the coast. 

"Mr. Kenneth Brown invited me early this 
month," explains J.E.S., "to help in the promo- 
tion of the last concert of the Santa Barbara 
Orchestra by playing an instrument called the 
nightingale in the Children's (Toy) Symphony at- 
to Haydn. On May 17, after two earlier rehearsals, the other guest 
and I played for a children's matinee and a highly amused adult 
in the evening. Librarians are urged by leaders of their profession 
to participate in community activities, of course, but I admit that half way 
through the Menuetto, I lost count and concluded that I misjudged my cultural 
limitations as well as misinterpreting my professional responsibilities. Mr. 
Scofield, local music critic, opined I had 'over-read' my Haydn." 

Gift of Jewish Chautauqua Society 

The Temple Emanuel Brotherhood of Beverly Hills has presented the Li- 
brary with sixty-one volumes of recent works on Jewish history, philosophy, 
and religion, which were provided by the Jewish Chautauqua Society. This 
gift has made our collection of the publications on the Society's book list 

complete. . .. f 

The books were given in honor of Harold Friedman, executive director ol 
the Temple, and the presentation was made at a dinner at which Mr. and Mrs. 
Gordon Williams and Professor and Mrs. Wolf Lesl au were special guests. 
This gift was both generous and doubly useful since the books will serve not 
only to provide a more general understanding of the Jewish people and reli- 
gion, but will also support the new ly - es tabl i shed program of Near Eastern 
studies on this campus. 

tri bu ted 
sol oi s ts 
audi ence 

On Robinson Jeffers 

The address on Robinson Jeffers which Mr. 
College a year ago on the fiftieth anniversary 
has been published in the Summer 1956 issue of 

at Occidental 
graduation there 

Powell gave 
of Jeffers' 
the Southwest Review (Dallas, 

Texas), under the title, "The Double Marriage of Robinson Jeffers. 


UCLA Librarian 

Views from the Younger Set 

Seldom are librarians and their libraries written up as agreeably by their 
own readers as were our colleagues over on the Sunset Boulevard side of the 
campus, last week, in the University Elementary Cub, the paper produced by mem- 
bers of the B6 Class at UES. Between interviews with Senator Kefauver, Chan- 
cellor Allen, Architect Robert Alexander, TV Newsman Bill Stout, and the New 
York Times's Gladwin Hill, and numerous lively bits of news from all over, were 
these items about the Library', s northern outpost for the younger set-- 














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for five and a half years. Before she 
was a children's librarian, she was a 
secretary for a doctqr. 

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ian because she likes the books they 
read, and she likes the children. 
Some of her favorite books, are, 
"Wind in the Willows," and "Winnie 
the Pooh." She loves working at 
U. E, S. and admires Miss Seeds 
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Volume 9, Number 20 

June 29, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Because of a family emergency Mr. Powell was unable to attend the ALA 
Conference at Miami Beach. He is on vacation this week. His welcoming re- 
marks to the Medical Library As soc iat ion de legates here in Los Angeles last 
week are presented herewith: 

In adding my welcome to that of Chancellor Allen, I want to recall that 
great day when the decision was made to found the UCLA Medical Center on this 
campus, instead of far away across the city. 

It has been good for all those engaged in medical education to be ex- 
posed to the other sciences and to the arts and letters, whose people like- 
wise are teaching and learning, just as i t has been good for them to witness 
what modern medical education is when led by Stafford Warren. 

It seems to me that there is too much specialization in all the profes- 
sions, and a tendency to speak in jargons instead of basic English. Spe- 
cialization is sometimes a way of withdrawal, a kind of escape. 

I suppose it is like carrying pills to Parke-Davis to deplore special- 
ization to a group of specialist librarians, for I have noticed that the 
specialists themselves have been among the first to realize the dangers of 
intellectual isolation, and to call for a broad reorientation. 

It was frustrating for me this week not to be able to be simultaneously 
in Miami, where the ALA is meeting, in Berkeley, where the theological li- 
brarians invited me to address their national convention, and in Los 
Angel es-- where I am, quite happily reconciled to staying home and being with 


Some Utopian day, when I have more money than books, and providing I can 
engage the Los Angeles Coliseum, I am going to invite all the librarians in 
the land to meet together, for the first time, to talk merely about the two 
things we all have in common: books and people. 

In the meantime, here on this cosmopolitan campus the poor specialist 
will have a hard time remaining a pure specialist. The temptations to gen- 
eralize are all around him, pressing hard, in the form of lectures, seminars, 
symposia, concerts and plays and films, featuring accomplished people of all 

Such a campus is a good place to learn, to seek truth, to practice tol- 
erance. It is the kind of environment, kaleidoscopic and colorful, surround- 
ed by a vast city whose dominant feature is youthful energy, which might 
eventually produce a doctor of medicine in the great humanistic tradition of 
Rabelais, Holmes, and Osier. 

It has been a rare privilege for us in the University Library to work 
together this past decade with Louise Darling and her staff in the building 
of the Biomedical Library. On behalf of all the librarians on campus, I bid 
you wel come to UCLA. 


120 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Changes 

Mrs. Eleanor Friedgood is transferring from the Acquisitions Department 
to the Catalog Department, to replace Julia Curry. 

Evelyn R. Fuston has resigned her position in the Biomedical Library. 

George M. Jenks, who has been appointed Principal Library Assistant in 
the Acquisitions Department, has been a teaching assistant in the Spanish De- 
partment. He holds B.A. and M. A. degrees from the University of Oklahoma. 

Mrs. Margaret T. Gustafson has been appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department. She received her B.A. from the University of 
Michigan, and has recently been employed as an editorial assistant and proof- 
reader with the fiadio Corporation of America, HCA Victor Division, in New 

Mrs. Cat her ine R. Schuy ler , who has worked as a student assistant in the 
Library for two years, has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
Circulation Department, 

Roberta J. Allen, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog De- 
partment, received her B.A. from UCLA this month. 

Mrs. Helen S. Arnot has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Education 
Li brary . 

Suzanne L. Small, appointed Typist-Clerk in the Circulation Department, 

has been a student at Los Angeles City College and the Berkeley campus of the 
Uni versi ty. 

Kathleen Stanton has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Li- 
brary. She has been a student at Marymount College and has been employed by 
the J. W. Bobinson Company. 

Staff Writings 

Louise Darling discusses "Becruiting for Medical Librarians" in one of 
the articles assembled on the general subject of library recruiting for the 
Library Journal for June 15 by John F. Harvey, chairman of the Joint Commit- 
tee on Library Work as a Career. 

Gordon Williams's address last March before the Western College Associa- 
tion, which met in San Diego to consider "The Bole of the Faculty in the De- 
velopment of Higher Education, " has been published in the Association's 
Proceedings for its Spring Meeting. His subject was "The Belationship of the 
Faculty and Administration to the College and University Library." 

Paul M. Miles is the joint editor, with Gwendolyn Lloyd, Librarian of the 
Institute of Industrial Helations on the Berkeley campus, of the sixth annual 
list of Industrial Relations Theses and Dissertations Accepted at Thirty-One 
Universities, July 1, 1954-June 30, 1955, published by the Institute, at 
Berkeley and Los Angeles. 

Exhibit: Folk Arts of the Pan-Pacific 

Now on exhibit in the Library are materials relating to the various folk 
studies included in the calendar of lectures and special events of Universi- 
ty Extension s summer course on Folk Arts of the Pan-Pacific, sponsored by 
the folklore Group of UCLA. 

uate Beading Boom 

Dr. Mantle Hood, who 

ur. mantle nood, who is m general charge of the program, Mr. Hal ph 
havT^ P [ 0f r S ! rS ?K Ude E ' J ° neS ' Wllllam W - "elnitf, and Karl E. Witl 

tn"is showing * ' materials from *•» person.!' collection, for 

The exhibit was prepared and arranged by Hoberta Nixon. 

June 29, 1956 121 

Staff Members in Gamelan Udan Mas 

Shirley Hood and Richard Hudson were among the players in the Gamelan 
Udan Mas, the UCLA group who perform Javanese music under the direction of 
Dr. Mantle Hood, at their concert last Sunday in Schoenberg Hall. This was 
one of the special programs presented for the course on Folk Arts of the 
Pan-Paci fi c. 

It - . ?! 

Munchener Bilderbogen 

The Library recently acquired a set of "Munchener Bi Iderbogen " ( Muni ch 
picture sheets) published around 1845-1870. These picture sheets, slanted 
toward juvenile audiences, ran in series en ti tl ed "Hi stori cal Costumes of all 
Ages, " "Animal s of the World , " and " Coun tries of the Worl d, " thus satisfying 
the didactic tastes of the times. For fun, there are series of fairy tale 
illustrations, silhouettes, and caricatured adventures which are considered 
the beginnings of the comic strip of to-day. Arti st- cari caturi st Wilhelm 
Busch, whose early work appeared in the "Bilderbogen," is the spiritual fa- 
ther of two bad boys, "Max und Moritz," who served as prototypes for the 
well-known " Katzenj ammer Kids." This set is probably the only complete one 
in the United States. 

The "Bilderbogen" are now on exhibition in the Department of Special 
Col 1 ec tions . 

Agriculture Library Expands 

The Agriculture Library has moved to new quarters in Physics Building 
250, a room three times the size of its former one. Adding an air of spa- 
ciousness to the new room is a balcony which offers a pleasant view of the 
north campus. Horticulturists of the department have provided a miniature 
sub-tropical garden here, with banana and f i cu s trees and a Philodendron 
Selloum. Dora Gerard regrets she does not have facilities for holding open 
house, but extends a cordial invitation to all staff members to v i si t any 
time. Summer hours are 8 to 5, Monday to Friday, 9 to 1 on Saturday. 

Women's Personnel Conference 

Women members of the Library staff whose assignments include personnel 
work were invited to attend the one-day conference of the Personnel Women s 
Group of Los Angeles which was held on the campus on June 13. Three speak- 
ers addressed the morning session: Robert Tannenbaum, Associate Professor ot 
Personnel Management and Industrial Relations at UCLA, who spoke on the Basic 
Philosophy of Personnel Management"; Raymond F. Prinz, Director of Personnel 
of the Prudential Insurance Company of America whose subject was belt De- 
velopment"; and Evelyn Caldwell Hooker, Research Associate in the Department 
of Psychology, who discussed "What We Need to Know About People. The after- 
noon session was devoted to discussion groups on various aspects ot personnel 
management such as recruiting applicants, interviewing techniques, and 
training new employees. 

Dinner for Dr. Mora 

Arnulfo D. Trejo and Professor Russell H. Fitzgibbon, members of the 
Committee on Latin American Studies, were among those present at a dinner 
presented by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Biltmore Hotel on 
June 14 in honor of JosI A. Mora, Secretary General of the Organization of 
American States. Dr. Mora spoke on economic aspects of the tasks facing the 

Independence Day 

All campus libraries will be closed next Wednesday, July 4. 

122 UCLA Librarian 


On June 15 J. Terry Bender, Chief of Special Collections at the Stanford 
University Library, made a "flying" visit to the Library with a book- col 1 ecto r 
friend from Los Altos, Irving W. Robbins, in whose plane they had made the 
quick trip to visit Los Angeles. They were shown about by James Cox. 

Mrs. Hosmer Stone, wife of Professor Stone of the Chemistry Department, 
brought a group of "chemistry wives" to the Library for a tour on June 14. 
While their husbands attended meetings of the Analytic Division of the Amer- 
ican Chemical Society, in Los Angeles, they toured various parts of the cam- 
pus. Robert Fessenden showed them the Reference Room, Graduate Reading Room, 
Special Collections, and the exhibits featuring the McKenna Shaw collection. 

Miss Eloise Ryan, a member of the library staff at the San Francisco 
Veterans Administration Hospital, visited the Library on June 20 and was 
shown about by Otheo Sutton, with whom she served as a Navy librarian during 
World War II. 

Also among those attending meetings of the Medical Library Association 
were G. 5. Terence Cavanagh, Librarian of the University of Kansas Medical 
Center, who brought greetings from Messrs- Vosper, Ouinsey, et al.; and 
Thomas P. Fleming, Librarian of the Medical and Natural Science Libraries of 
Columbia University, and Mrs. Fleming, and Francis B. O'Leary , Assistant 
Librarian for the Natural Sciences at Columbia. 

L. Carr ington Goodrich, chairman of the Department of Chinese and Japa- 
nese at Columbia University, visited the Oriental Library on June 22. He 
renewed old acquaintance with Mrs. Mok and Professor Rudolph. 

Dr. Riojun Kinosita, of the City of Hope Medical Center, who is a fre- 
quent user of the Biomedical Library, visited the Oriental Library on June 22 
to consult some folklore materials in preparation for his lecture on Wednes- 
day on "Japanese Folk Medicine" for the Pan-Pacific program. 

Neal Harlow, Li bra ri an of the University of British Columbia, visited the 
Library on Monday, and David W. Heron, of the Stanford University Libraries, 
visited us on Tuesday, of this week. 

Mr. Chang-Chip Kim, President of the Shinh-Yang Publishing Company, in 
Seoul, Korea, visited the Library on June 25. He is visiting publishers, 
bookstores, and libraries in the United States under State Department aus- 
pices. He was accompanied by his interpreter, Mr. Choi. 

Librarian Rides Liberal Art 

Justin G. Turner, one of our good Friends of the Library, and devoted 
patron of the arts, has written the Librarian that one of his boys had called 
his attention to a recent item in the Hollywood Racing Chart which deserved 
special notice. "In the first race," says Mr. Turner, "it seems Liberal Art 
won, running away by several lengths. That is as it should be. If you will 

notice the name of the jockey [P ].'], you may recognize a kindred soul. 

Possibly, the reason I couldn't contact you was that you were riding the 
Liberal Art. I recall that Edward Newton always referred to his penchant for 
collection as 'riding his favorite hobby.' Thus, Powell may be riding his 
hobby horse.' 

The Hollypark Chart which Mr. Turner enclosed showed that Liberal Art 
paid off handsomely.-leading Mr. Turner to add in a P.S. tha t " Consi dering 
the high salaries being paid to graduates of the engineering school, this 
seems to be the one exception where Liberal Arts paid off--and that's as it 
shou Id be. " 

A Boy for the Tanabes 

Robert Masao Tanabe was born to Masato and Miyeko (Takita) Tanabe on 
June 14. 

June 29, 1956 123 

Caruso Bole Won by Lotfi Mansouri 

Mrs. Marjorie Mansouri' s husband, Lotfi, has been signed to play the 

role of Enrico Caruso, the leading part in the television play, "The Day I 

Met Caruso," being filmed this week for Screen Directors' Playhouse. The 
film will probably be released next September. Mr. Mansouri has sung in 

many Opera Workshop productions on campus, but this will be his first im- 
portant professional appearance. 

Friends of the Library Participate in Presentati 


Mrs. Robert Gordon Sproul was presented with a gold bracelet with a 
number of charms attached to it, at a reception in her honor on Sunday aft- 
ernoon, June 10, at the home of Chancellor and Mrs. Allen. Each of the 
charms symbolized one of the campuses of the University of California: a 
bruin for UCLA, some fish for La Jolla, a Spanish gaucho for Santa Barbara, 
a box of oranges for Riverside, a cow for Davis, an observatory for Mt„ 
Hamilton, and a caduceus for San Francisco. Another charm, especially per- 
sonal to Mrs. Sproul herself, was a miniature mortar board, complete with 
tassel, representing the honorary master's degree awarded to her at Berkeley 
this spring. There was also a locket containing pictures of the Berkeley 
Campanile and of President Sproul in cap and gown on the day he assumed the 
presi den cy. 

Among the Los Angeles campus groups who recognized on this occasion the 
gracious friendliness Mrs. Sproul has always displayed during her husband's 
twenty- five years of service as President of the University, was the Friends 
of the UCLA Library, represented by its president, Dwight L. Clarke. Other 
campus groups which joined in presenting Mrs. Sproul with her bruin were the 
University Friends of Music and the UCLA Art Council, Gold Shield, Blue 
Shield, Prytanean, the Men's Faculty Club, the UCLA Faculty Women, the Fac- 
ulty Women's Club, the Affiliates, and the Past Presidents of the ASUCLA. 

La Biblioteca de la Universidad de California en Los Angeles 

Sr. Arturo Garcia Formenti , who regularly contributes a column, 
"Destellos, " to El Universal, Mexico, D.F., was a student at UCLA during the 
spring semester, in the departments of English and Theater Arts. He is a 
lawyer by profession, but is now interested mainly in motion picture tech- 
niques. He was once Rector of the University of Sinaloa, and has taught in 
the National University of Mexico. His column on June 4 was devoted in part 
to the Library at UCLA, which he used frequently, sometimes with special as- 
sistance from his friend, Arnulfo Trejo. He reported as follows: 

Las uni versidades y las escuelas en general no se conciben sin biblio- 
tecas completas, co'modas y accesibles. La biblioteca de la Universidad de 
California, en Los Angeles, es un ejemplo de fun cionami en to eficaz por todos 
conceptos. Cuenta con 1,125,000 volumenes y reel be con re.gulandad 14,750 
publicaciones entre revistas y periodicos. Se h al 1 a al dia en los aspectos 
cientificos, sociales, artisticos y literarios del mundo entero. El di s- 
tinguido escritor y bi bl io tecari o Lawrence Clark^owell la di n ge con deiinido 
amor hacia los libros y reconocida preparacion tecnica. 

Servicios Especiales 

La biblioteca mencionada ti en e varios salones de estudio; en el prin- 
cipal de el los caben, comodamente, mas de mil person as. Existen otros salones 
destinados a estudiantes graduados, publicaciones oficiales, col eccion es es- 
peciales, periodicos y mapas. Hay un salo'n para los asistentes que escnben 
en maquina y un servicio complete de fotografia donde se hacen copias foto- 
sta'ticas, transparencias y microfilms. El material necesano para la util- 
izacion de tales servicios esta' a disposicion de quienes lo solicitan. Hay 

22 4 UCLA Librarian 

varios salones para estudiantes ciegos con el correspon di en te material de 
lectura. En esta biblioteca espaciosa y i 1 en a de luz me he acordado mucho 
de la bien preparada Maria Teresa Chavez, 

Bibliotecas y Pibliotecas 

Bibliotecas especiales de arte, medicina, Derecho (el maestro Gual 
Vidal me enseno a escribir Derecho con Mayuscula), agricultura, educacion, 
ingenieria, arte, etc., se encuentran en las respectivas escuelas; aun cuando 
pueden ser utilizadas por los estudiantes en general. La Universidad cuenta 
con una gran biblioteca sup 1 emen taria que no se h al 1 a en el campo de la 
Institucio'n sino en un centro populoso de 1 a ciudad para beneficio de la 
colectividad en general. Regul armen te se organizan exposiciones y concursos 
para estimul ar el respeto y amor por el libro. En 1 a ejemplar biblioteca de 
la Universidad californiana presta sus servicios un mexicano que representa 
dignamente a nuestro pais, el eficaz y modesto bi blio tec ari o , Arnu 1 f o Trejo. 

Universidad de California, junio de 1956. 

Local News Comes From New York 

Some of the local press practically overlooked the news of the death of 
Edwin Corle, the noted writer of novels and short stories, in Santa Barbara, 
on June 11. When reported at all, it was only the brief dispatch distributed 
by the wire services. (The Los Angeles paper whose motto is "All the News 
All the Time" did not publish the news at all. San Francisco papers did 
little better.) For an adequate report on this distinguished California 
writer we had to turn to the New York papers. The Herald Tribune for June 
13 published the following obituary, in addition to the dispatch from Santa 

A native of Wildwood, N. J., Mr. Corle received a 
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California 
in 1926 and spent two years as a graduate student at Yale 
University. In 1941 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 
creative writing. 

With his family he lived at Hope Ranch, near Santa 
Barbara, for several years. 

In his novels and stories Mr. Corle painted a rich, 
colorful picture of the nation's Southwest. A New York 
Herald Tribune book reviewer once wrote: 

'For Corle knows at once the mystery, the terror, the 
beauty and the brutality of the desert. He knows the pre- 
Columbian pictographs of its remote canyons, the anguish of 
the emigrant treks, the lusty riot of its mine towns, the 
ease of its dude ranches, and the realities of the present- 
day social centers- -jukebox Cactus Clubs. He knows its 
contrasts; he lives them; and he does not sentimentalize. 
He has seen the desert in company with truck drivers, desert 
rats, tourists, miners and ar ch eol ogi s ts. ' 

Among his works were: Mojave, published in 1934; Fig 
Tree John, 1935; People on the Earth, 1937; Burro Alley, 
1938; Solitaire, 1940; Desert Country, 1941, Coarse Gold, 
1943; List £n , Bright Angel, 1946; Three Ways to Mecca, 1947; 
John Studebaker , an American Dream, 1948; The Royal Highway 
1950; In the Winter Light, 1950; The Gila, River of the 
Southwest, 1951; andflilly the Kid, 1953. 

He was a contributor to Holiday, Atlantic Monthly 
Harper's, Yale Review, The New Yorker, Scribner's, and other 
publ ications . 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jean Corle; a daughter, 
Miss Jean Corle, and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Samuel E. 
Lorle, of Los Angeles. 

June 29, 1956 125 

Suggested Reading 

Richard H. Dillon has written an interesting and remarkably full ac- 
count of the Sutro Library, the California State Library's great research 
collection in San Francisco, in News Notes of California Libraries, April 
1956. Mr. Dillon, who has been the Sutro Branch Librarian since 1953, re- 
views the development of the library from the 1870's, when Adolph Sutro 
first gave thought to the idea of founding a fine library which would be 
available to all the people o f Cali forni a. In spite of reverses and adversities 
and threats of dispersal, the library, he shows, has come a long way "(except 
in housing)," since it opened its doors to the public in 1917, and is now 
firmly established as one of the select number of important research li- 
braries in the United States. 

Cataloging Code Considered at Chicago 

Rudolf Enge Ibar ts , who attended the 21st Annual Conference of the Grad- 
uate Library School of the University of Chicago, June 13 to 15, which took 
for its topic "Toward a Better Cataloging Code, " reports on this institute 
as fol lows : 

A total of eight meetings of the Conference, held in James Henry 
Breasted Hall, and attended by some 150 people from the United States and 
Canada, listened to papers by men and women outstanding in the field of cat- 
aloging. The papers ranged from a sketch of the historical background, 'way 
back to Sumerian times, through a comparison of the American code for author 
and title entry with rules and practices in other countries, a discussion of 
the factors contributing to cataloging costs, and then to plans for the im- 
mediate future. 

The lecturers and their topics were Assistant Professor Ruth French 
Strout of the Graduate Library School, speaking on the development of the 
catalog and cataloging codes; Andrew Osborn of Harvard, lecturing on cata- 
loging and cataloging codes in other countries today, followed by Paul 
Dunkin , Head Cataloger at the Folger Shakespeare Library, who presented 
criticisms of current cataloging practice. Thursday's three lectures were 
given by Raynard Swank, Director of the Stanford University Libraries, on 
cataloging cost factors, Richard Angel 1, Chief of LC ' s Subject Cataloging 
Division, on the need for a new United States code, and Wyllis E. Wright, 
Librarian of Williams College, who gave a report of progress on catalog 
code revision in the United States. Mr. Arthur H. Chaplin, Deputy Keeper 
of Books in the British Museum, surveyed the possibility for a universal 
cataloging code, while Herman Henkl e, Librarian at John Crerar, aided by 
Benjamin Custer, Director of Processing at the Detroit Public Library, and 
Seymour Lubetzky, Specialist in Bibliographic and Cataloging Policy at the 
Library of Congress, brought the institute to a close with some unanswered 
qu es ti ons . 

The outlines of the user of the catalog, so vocal in the flesh, were 
discernible much of the time, but most of the speakers seemed to think that 
in the composite he is too shadowy a person, about whom too little is known, 
and about whose multitudinous approaches to a catalog not much may ever def- 
initely be known, and that the catalog, being a large and complex tool pro- 
duced by professional craftsmen, can be expected to answer al 1 the questions 
put to it only after the patron has thoroughly learned to use it. The ex- 
pectations for an international code are rather dim at present, but closer 

cooperation between national library associations, sponsored perhaps by 
UNESCO, may alter the picture and bring about at least more similarity of 
principles and practice between various countries than is possible now. 

As for an An gl o- Ameri can code: The prospects of a joint undertaking are 
good, although much hard work lies still ahead, and it will be a minimum of 
three years before a new edition, the third, will be ready for publication. 
It will recombine the rules for author and title entries with rules for de- 
scriptive cataloging, and it will be based on the principles suggested in 
the Lubetzky report; it wi 1 1 , however, concern itself only incidentally with 

the rules for subject cataloging. 



UCLA L ibrar ian 

Medical Library Association Meets in Los Angeles 

With the convention theme " Medi cin e Moves West "the Medical Library 
Association held its 55th annual meeting at the Hotel Statler from June 19 to 
22. Our Biomedical Library and its staff played active roles as hosts to 
the attending medical librarians on Wednesday, June 20, which was designated 
Medical Schools Day (at UCLA) . During a Scientific Session held at the 
Business Administration Building in the morning, the delegates were welcomed 
by Chancellor Allen and Mr. Powell, after which they heard an address on 
medical manuscripts and a panel on the application of atomic energy to bio- 
logical problems. Following a luncheon at Kerckhoff Hall, the librarians 
were given a tour of the Medical Center, during which the Biomedical Library 

held open house. mi 

At the meeting of the Medical School s Group on Thursday, June 21, Louise 
Darling was elected Chairman for next year's meeting. 

The staff of the Biomedical Library filled important positions on this 
year's convention committees. Mrs. Dorothy Dragonette was a member of the 
Registration Committee; Louise Darling was Chairman of the Exhibits Committee 
and was aided by George Scheerer, who compiled the catalog of the exhibit 
held at the Statler Hotel. Robert Lewis also served on the Exhibits Com- 
mittee as well as the Facilities Committee. 

ALA in Miami Beach 

Our two representatives at the American Library Association Conference, 
Esther Koch and Page Ackerman, have mailed back these reports on last week's 
events in Miami Beach: 

The Miami Beach Conference of the ALA can certainly be called one of the 
most unusual in its history, having been held in a setting of fabulous hotels 
and unbelievable wealth. It was also one of the busiest and most interesting 
conferences, with meetings, social affairs, sightseeing tours, and recreation 
competing with each other for attention. Even the Weather Bureau cooperated 
to give the 2900 librarians a week of warm sunshine and breezes, with no rain 
and no excessive heat. 

Much of the business transacted at the Conference related to the report 
of the Steering Committee on Implementation of the Management Survey. This 
caused the adoption of many changes in the ALA Constitution and By-Laws, and 
also provided a basis for discussion by many groups of how they would fit 
into the new organizational scheme. 

One interesting meeting held on this subject was a joint session of the 
Acquisition of Library Materials Board and the Resources of American Librar- 
ies Board, in which the program for a proposed Council on Acquisition and Re- 
sources was discussed from the viewpoints of a university library, college 
library, public library, and school library. 

Since my reason for attending the Conference was related to the activ- 
ities of the Division of Cagaloging and Classification, much of my time was 
spent in business meetings, general meetings, committee meetings and social 
events of this group. One of the outstanding social gatherings of the Con- 
ference was the fashion show and punch party sponsored by the DCC at the 
swimming pool of one of the newest hotels. [Only in Miami BeachJ - Ed.] 

Two excellent programs were held by the DCC, in addition to the joint 
sponsorship of one of the General Sessions. One meeting featured catalogers, 
two of whom have applied some of the principles proposed by Seymour Lubetzky 
to the cataloging of serials, and one who has not, with arguments pro and con. 

The other program was a Card Reproduction Workshop, whi ch featured de- 
scriptions and demonstrations of multiJith, Xerox, addressogr aph , mimeograph, 
and cardmaster processes. 


June 29, 1956 127 


I'm writing this on the plane between Miami and Washington. We have 
just taken off from Orlando, and below me are hundreds of little lakes. ALA 
is over, and librarians with various shades of suntan and sunburst are fly- 
ing home in every direction. The words we are using to describe Miami are 
the ones used by Hollywood wri ters- -f an tasti c , unbelievable, super- col ossal , 
etc. Our taxi-driver to the airport said he's heard it was a very success- 
ful convention, and I think he was right. 

Several things operated to make it so. The weather was sparkling, and 
the brightness of the white buildings and the blue-green water seemed to be 
reflected in the faces and clothes of the librarians. The passage of the 
Library Services Bill gave a tremendous lift to everyone, especially the pub- 
lic librarians, who worked like beavers (I know--I worked with one). This, 
together with the smooth beginning of the implementation of the Management 
Survey, seemed to give us the Forward Look. 

I am sorry to have to report that my plane was late, so that I arrived 
late for the ARL meeting at the University of Miami Sunday afternoon. The 
business, which included discussion of the plan of the National Research 
Council to publish English translations of Russian scientific journals on a 
selective basis, and the reports of various standing committees, was con- 
ducted with such dispatch that the evening meeting was dispensed with, and 
we adjourned to visit the University of Miami Library and dine at the Coral 
Gables Country Club, where I had my first visit with Dr. Andrew Horn. 

The ACRL meetings, beginning Monday and ending with a luncheon presided 
over by Robert Vosper, in the light and airy Student Union of the University 
of Miami, were highlighted by Frances Cheney's wise and witty talk on the 
reviewing of reference books in the Wilson Library Bulletin and the lively 
"Circles of Information," two of which were led by Dave Heron and Andy Horn. 

On Tuesday I attended the Library Education Division meeting to hear 
Dr. Jesse Shera of Western Reserve talk on the projected Basic Study of Ed- 
ucation for Librari an ship to be undertaken at Western Reserve under a three- 
year grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The study will attempt by a 
variety of methods to determine the role of the library and the librarian in 
society, as a basis for finding out what the librarian needs to know and 
where he may learn it. 

On Thursday I joined the Children's Librarians on the final day of their 
highly successful Story Festival and heard Frances Clarke Sayers tell su- 
perbly a hero cycle from Ella Young's Wonder smith. She will tell us about 
the other story-tellers, but not about herself, probably. 

General sessions began Monday night with a showing of Bette Davis's 
picture, Storm Center. I didn't see it, but I came home from dinner to a 
discussion on it which lasted far into the night. Wednesday night's session, 
featuring Jessamyn West, included a moving surprise presentation from the 
public librarians of a diamond wrist-watch to Julia Bennett, for her work on 
the Library Services Bill. At the same time they returned her own one- dol 1 ar 
contribution to what she had thought was another cause. Wednesday's General 
Session was followed by the Melcher Book Auction, and one of the most suc- 
cessful auctioneers was North Carolinian Ouincy Mumford, who sounded like the 
Lucky Strike Man himself. 

The last General Session was addressed by Governor Clements of Tennessee, 
the youngest governor in the United States, who spoke on regional cooperation 
in the South. the Governor's speech was followed by Ralph Shaw's inaugural 
address, in which he urged librarians to meet the special challenges of our 
present changing society. 

General sessions, meetings, lunches, dinners, cocktail parties were all 
permeated by the feeling of well-being that comes from life on Florida s 
Gold Coast, where the sea is warmer than the air and the hotel lobbies are 
colder than the Alps. Selah. My flight is being called. 

P. A. 


Clifton Hampden 277 

AjnU * 13**- 

Frances Sayers whose letter from Miami Beach came too late to use in 

f Vl Ue J 7 e ,i ayS , by air mail! ). enclosed a copy of the above letter 

from John Masefield, who sent greetings to the children's librarians through 
tileen Colwell whose library Masefield visits often, to hear her tell sto- 
ne s par t icular ly the s tory by Eleanor Farjeon which Miss Colwell told at 
the Story-Telling Festival. More nev)s from Mrs. Sayers in our next issue. 

Fditnr 6r £ ria V f V SSUed ! VCry ° ther Frida y ^ the Librarian's Office. 
th il i'„ Ever ^ tt M r, re * Ass * sta "t Edltor: James R- C °*. Contributors to 
Gerard T , T * ck ™ n ' °" lght U Clarke - Rudolf K. Engelbarts, Dora M. 
Gerard, Liselotte F. Glozer, Esther D. Koch, Ardis Lodge, Marjorie A. 
Mansoun, Arnul fo D. Trejo, L. Kenneth Wilson. J 


Volume 9, Number 21 

July 13, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Today my wife and I are in San Juan Capistrano as guests of Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Honeyman, Jr. at their Rancho Los Cerritos. Mr. Honeyman gave us the 
first Guatemalan imprint (1663) and lias made large benefactions to the li- 
brary of his alma mater, Lehigh University. lie has built a gallery on the 
ranch to house his great collection of pictorial Californiana and his wife's 
collection of French Impressionists. 

Mr. Williams is on a flying ten-day visit to Middle West state univer- 
sities which have recently built or are building new libraries. Accompanied 
by architect Harry Harmon, he will see Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan 
State, Wayne, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma A. & M. 

The Building Program Seminar has met three times, and several study 
groups are hard at work on plans for the south addition, the west annex, and 
the re-arrangement of the original building. The Chancellor's Committee on 
these projects, chaired by Mr. Williams and including Professors Dick and 
Herrick, Miss King, Mr. Moore, and Mr. W. J. Smith, has likewise been meeting 

The Senate Library Committee, chaired by Professor Herrick, is also 
concerned with the building program. Whatever solutions are found to the 
urgent problems of enormous growth, they will thus represent the best think- 
ing of a representative group of staff and faculty. Mr. Williams and Mr. 
Harmon will report to these several groups upon their return. 


At its meeting in my office last week the Senate Library Committee ais 
cussed the library needs of the Psychology and Theater Arts departments. 

The Librarian's Conference last week heard Mr. Engelbarts's report on 
the Chicago cataloging institute. 

The Annual Report of the State 
has now been published by the Libra 
request to my office. It was maste 
of the first assignments of her new 
semester I expect to issue a detail 
duties as my Bibliographical Assist 

Working from the mass of data 
pleted a Report of the Second Decad 
will be printed by the University P 

Another Clark Library publicat 
of the Oscar Wilde and Wildeiana ma 
nearly 3,000 typed cards. 

wide University of California libraries 
ry Council, and copies are available upon 
rfully written by Betty Rosenberg as one 
position. At the opening of the fall 
ed statement on Miss Rosenberg's other 

ably prepared by Mrs. Davis, I have com- 
e, 1945-1955, of the Clark' Library. It 
ress and issued with a 19 56 imprint, 
ion now in press is Mr. Finii's catalog 
nuscripts to be produced by offset from 

130 UCLA Librarian 

Miss Lodge and I have revised the Outline and Bibliography for ''Librar- 
ies and Learning," the English 19 5 course I gave last semester, and it will 
appear this fall as Occasional Paper No. 5. The course itself will be given 
again in the spring semester. 

Still another Library publication nearing completion is the Guide to 
Special Collections, being readied by Mr. Mink. It is due to be Occasional 
Paper No. 6, and is being sponsored by the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

Copies of Memorial Addresses Honoring Edward Augustus Dickson are avail- 
able upon request to my office. 

This is summer session on campus, and although the tempo in the Main 
Library is slower, there is acceleration in the Education Library, where 
hundreds of teachers are packing all they can into the intensive few weeks' 
work. Overcast mornings, blazing noons, and then the coolness of the Cata- 
lina Eddy; red hibiscus, purple jacaranda, and students wearing slacks and 
shorts who would look better in Mother llubbards — these are some of the 
signs of the session. It is one of my favorite times of year, and I expect 
to be on campus through July and at home on vacation in August. 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs, Libby 0. Cohen has been appointed Principal Library Assistant, as 
a bibliographical checker, in the Acquisitions Department. Mrs. Cohen is a 
native of Russia, received her bachelor's degree in Yiddish literature from 
a teachers college in Vilno, Poland, and since coming to the United States 
has studied at City College in New York, the New School for Social Research, 
Brooklyn College, and UCLA. She taught for three years in the Los Angeles 
Yiddish High. School. She is the wife of Ralph Cohen, Assistant Professor of 
Engl ish. 

Mrs, Pauline B, Grijfin has been appointed Senior Typist-Clerk, as 
secretary in the Acquisitions Department. She is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity, on the Berkeley campus, receiving her B. A. last February, and has rec- 
ently been employed in secretarial work in Oakland. 

Lowell Weymouth has been appointed Photographer in the Photographic 
Service. Mr. Weymouth is a graduate of the School of Modern Photography in 
New York and Art Center in Los Angeles, and has been engaged in photographic 
work in New York and Los Angeles since 1945. 

Patricia Delks , Librarian-1, has resigned her position as librarian of 
the Geology Library. 

Resignations have also been received from Mrs. Betty H. Nelson, Princi- 
pal Library Assistant, and SalUe B. Nelson, Typist-Clerk, both of the Cata- 
log Department. 


On June 15 Professor James H, Sutherland, Professor of English at 
University College, University of London, visited the Library. He is at UCLA 
as a member of the Summer Session faculty. 

Miss Dorothy Armstrong and Mr. Ralph G. Moritz, members of the Catalog 
Department at the Los Angeles State College Library, visited our Catalog 
Department on June 26 to discuss adoption of the Library of Congress Classi- 
fication system for their new branch in the San Fernando Valley, 
n, rr £ r ^ nds °' Miss Ackerman's, Dr. Noah E. Byers, formerly Dean of 

Uluffton College, Ohio, and his wife, Edna Hanley Byers, Librarian of Agnes 
Scott U>1 lege in Georgia, visited the Library on June 30. They were accom- 
panied by Professor Harvey L. Eby (also an old friend of Dr. Byers's), who 
was principal of Bluffton High School when Bluffton College was founded, in 

July 13, 1956 131 

Exhibit: The Golden Renaissance 

The Library is now exhibiting books, prints, and maps illustrating the 
cultural and scientific advancement of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, 
in conjunction with University Extension's course on "The Golden Renaissance: 
Its Arts, Literature, and Civilization." This is the integrated course in 
the history, art, music, and literature of the Renaissance which is being 
offered this summer under the direction of William R. Hitchcock, Assistant 
Professor of History. The materials have been lent by the Elmer Rel t Library 
of Vinciana, through the kindness of Miss Kate T. Steinitz, Librarian. 

The display offers insight into the artist, poet, scientist, musician, 
and theatergoer of the period, including materials on architecture, flight, 
warfare, and mathematics. Several models by Harold Adler, and Robertus Val- 
turius' s De He Militari (Verona, 1483), a book Leonardo studied in the iden- 
tical edition or, perhaps, in the first edition of 1472, are among the items 

Also exhibited are several framed da Vinci reproductions and Dr. Elmer 
Relt's book, Manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, written with the collaboration 
of Miss Steinitz and Margot Archer (Ward Ritchie Press, 1948). 

Further Notes on Miami Beach 

Frances Clarke Sayers, now teaching in the summer session at Ann Arbor, 
whose report from the ALA Conference we were unable to include in the last 
issue, wrote as had others about the "more than oriental splendor" of the 
Miami Beach setting, of her hotel with its hanging staircase, its wall of 
mother-of-pearl, its air scented, as well as cooled — "both beautiful and 
terrible, everything so lavish and enormous and somehow cruel. The land and 
seascape beautiful, with canals, rivers, and the great Gulf of Mexico, spread 
between islands of lavish houses and streets of shops and endless hotels. I 
was never so depressed by the reiteration of play and money..." 

"The speeches," she wrote, "were good, at least the ones I heard — Jes- 
samyn West spoke with wit and originality about "reading, writing, and writh- 
ing," and spoke of the anguish of a bookless childhood, and of the endless 
thirst for reading which was finally to bring her to authorship herself: an 
honest and somehow non- egocentric account of her own soul's progress as a 


"Dr. Sherlock of the University of the West Indies gave us a dose oi our 
own historic beginning as he described the islands of the Caribbean just at 
the birth of their political unity as they reach at last for dominion status, 
which is to come in 1958. Raymond Walters, Jr., of the Saturday Review 
spoke out for fiction in his panel discussion of 'Notable Books,' and asked 
why poetry and fiction were so poorly represented on the lists... 

"The Story Telling Festival [in which Mrs. Sayers had top billingj was 
of course my dish of tea. It drew large audiences each of the three mornings 
it was held; stories were told in German and Japanese, dialects, English and 
American English... Mr. Watanabe [of the Japan Library School J , in Japanese 
costume, as eloquent in English as he must have been in his native tongue. 
Eileen Colwell, from England, brought greetings from John Masefield, no less, 
who comes often to her library to hear her tell stories, liking particularly 
the story by Eleanor Farjeon which Miss Colwell told here... 

"I'll be glad to be home again. Best wishes to all hands at the Library 
of UCLA.. ." 

Interest Is Paid by Lender 

Received from the Central Music Library of the City of Westminster Pub- 
lic Libraries, London, is its List of Operas Available for Loan or Purchase 
(March, 1955). It was sent to us with the compliments of the City Librarian 
of Westminster, accompanying a slim little eighteenth century volume Songs 
in the Opera Called the Beggar's Wedding, which we were borrowing from the 
Central Music Library for Professor Walter Rubsamen. 

too UCLA Librarian 

The Westminster Library's list shows its holdings o f "orches tral and 
vocal operatic scores, especially of lesser known works not easily available 
elsewhere." The City Librarian, Mr. McColvin, added a note that a Supplement 
would be sent as soon as it is printed — "possibl y within the next month or 

Reception for Shirley Booth 

A theater party and reception for Shirley Booth, star of "The Desk Set," 
will be held at the Carthay Circle Theater on the evening of Thursday, Aug- 
ust 2, under the auspices of the Southern California Chapter of the Special 
Libraries Association. This is the play in which Miss Booth plays the part 
of a librarian who meets the challenge of automation in the form of an elec- 
tronic brain. The brain comes off second-best. 

It is Miss Booth, therefore, not the brain, who will be entertained, 
with the cast, by the SLA, in the second floor lobby of the theater after the 
play. Only 300 seats have been alloted to the Chapter for the party, and 
reservations must be in to Robert W. Lewis, of O'Melveny and Myers, by today. 
The price is $4, covering a $3.85 seat for $3, plus $1 for the reception. 
Fuller details may be seen on the bulletin board in room 200. 

Melcher Fund Benefit at Pasadena 

Biggest Lender in the West" 

A special Report to the People of Los Angeles on their Public Library 
has been issued in a smart looking booklet entitled "Biggest Lender in the 
West." Every day, it shows graphically, twenty thousand people come into 
the Central Library or one of the fifty-two branches, and a thousand more 
consult the library by telephone. A half-million men, women, and children 
who have cards entitling them to borrow books take home more than nine mil- 
lion of them in a year. 

"What is the Library?" the booklet asks. It's an arsenal of ideas, it 
explains, a film library, a source for music, a patents file, a business 
information bureau, a map center. The " essenti al ingredient," it adds how- 
ever, "is the bibliographic skill of the librarian who knows the right index, 
who hunts out the pamphlet that is the only thing in print on the matter, or 
who perhaps has pinned down an elusive fact in a card information file." 

Other questions asked and graphically answered in the Report are "Where 
is the Library?", "Who uses the Library?", "How do they use it?" "There 
have been accompl i shments ," it adds, "But — important needs are coming up" 
in this city in which the Library's development has not by any means kept 
pace with the city's spectacular growth. 

A Terrible Shock 

Mr. Tugrul Uke, Managing Editor of Year Pictorial Publications, formerly 
of West Los Angeles, now of Wilton, Connecticut, has written to Miss King, in 
answer to her inquiry as to whether they would like to renew their library 
card, that they are sorry, but that they would not. He says that he regrets 

July 13, 1956 


that since the company has moved from Los Angeles "we will not be able to 
use the excellent facilities of your library... It is a terrible shock," 
wrote, "for a publication to be away from a good library." 


—THE INDEPENDENT Un « *»«iv€«iu., "»«"., Jun. u, 1956 


Today's Riddle: When Is a 
Library Not a Library? 


Anybody given any thought to 
changing the name of the Long 
Beach Public Library to the 
Long Beach Materials Center? 

You haven't? 

Well-according, to Dr. Law- 
rence Clark Powell, librarian at 
the University of California at 
Los Angeles, there are some 
"automated" characters around 
who wouldn't even bat an eyelid 

In opposition, 

* * * * 

'NOTHING TO IT, said City 
Librarian Edwin Castagna. " 'Li- 
brary' is a perfectly good name 
for 'library' — even if it is a 
'materials center'. Most people 
by now know that you find oth- 
er things in a library besides 
books, for example, films, rec- 
ords and art collections. But we 
think 'library' is a perfectly 
good name." 

Who started al! this? 

Well, some fellows were dis- 
cussing automation. 

This is a nasty word in con- 
nection with libraries, says Dr. 
Powell in the "1956 Bookman's 
Yearbook." He is reportedly 
thoroughly alarmed at the grow- 
ing jargon of technicians about 
automation, bibliographic con- 
trol, contact points, mass media, 
decision-making processes, re- 
trieval of infoimotioiT and the 
dissemination ol knowledge. 
"These people will do everything 
to a book but read it," warned 


* * # * 

CASTAGNA ISN'T quite surci 
What all the shouting's about. 

"We have some automation mechanizing and using work 
the library here," he said. "The simplifiers where possible. After 
system of charging out books, all, these technicians are only- 
for instance. trying to bring into the libraries 

"We don't think that de-em- iproven methods that will get the 
phasis books; it does release us job done. 

Powell again: 

♦ * • • 

"THE BOOK is still the best 
way man has found to record 
and transmit his knowledge. 

for other work that is more im- 
portant. It takes the time-con- 
suming routines away from us 
and allows us to worlf with 
books, give talks on books, help| 

people with their problems in the Machines can do much for us in 
library." -controlling the flood of 'firmed 

Here's Powell: up but not finalized' near-print. 

"We now have documentalists, off-print, or un-print material, 
communications clerks, and But machmes cannot commum- 
media men who blank out when cate-at least not yet. 
they hear the words library, 
librarian, book and reading." 


"We're not afraid we'll be lost 
1 these techniques. We believe 

"I applaud Dr. Powell's stress' 
on books." 

As Edwin Castagna said, in sending us this clipping, 
"Long live controversy, especially if it is about books and 
libraries!" One of the Long Beach Independent' s enter- 
prising reporters picked up Mr. Powell's article on the 
automationists, saw a local angle in it, 
ulating piece reproduced here. 

and wrote the stim- 

UCLA Librarian is issued every 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: 

this issue: Rudolf Engelbarts, L. Kenneth Wilson. 

other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
James R. Cox. Contributors 





Volume 9, Number 22 

July 27, 1956 

From the Librarian 

This morning at 8:30 (Pacific Daylight Time) I spoke to a campus meet- 
ing of the National Association of Educational Secretaries. 

One day last week, Dwight L. Clarke and I lunched with Samuel Rindge, 
son of the former owners of Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit, in my quest for 
essay material on the rancho. Another day Mr. Clarke joined Betty Rosenberg, 
Wilbur Smith and me to discuss Friends of the Library matters, 
well into writing a biography of Stephen W. Kearny. 

Mr. Clarke is 

Years ago when I was employed by Vroman's Bookstore, twice a week saw me 
driving the Dodge truck to town to pick up special orders from Los Angeles 
bookstores. Actually Ward Ritchie picked them up, while I maneuvered the 
vehicle in and out of loading zones and alleys. When ahead of schedule, how- 
ever, I followed him in the shops, such as J.W. Robinson's book department, 
where a friendly clerk was Miss Alice Mulaney. Last week Miss Mulaney, now 
Mrs. Schmidt of Brentwood, called on me to present the Library, on behalf of 
her neighbor, Mrs. James Story, an early 18th century edition of the works 
of John Locke. 

Yesterday Mrs. Doris Watts visited me. Now head of children's work in 
the Long Beach Public Library, Mrs. Watts was formerly a member of our cat- 
alog department before taking her library degree. 

Jake Zeitlin, Hugh Dick, and Samuel Herrick joined Mr. Williams and me 
on Tuesday to discuss bibliographical aspects of the celebration in m. ol 
the International Geophysical Year, of which our Professor Joseph Kaplan, 
now in Europe, is Chairman of the United States National Committee. 

Harry Bauer, Librarian of the University of Washington reported the 
death on July 5 if Charles W. Smith, Librarian emeritus of th at in « tltut ^ n - 
Since first meeting him at a PNLA conference ten years ago, my friendship 
wi^h^Mr Sith^noJrished by letter and by visit His name was synonymous 
with the bibliographical development of the Pacific Northwest. He was solt 
IpokJ i kindiy^tenacious, and bookish to the extent that his closest friends 
called him "Bookie" Smith. 

Tn order to assist Miss Ackerman in maintaining close and effective re- 
UtiJiip. - h thT.ncreastna number of branch .d djp.rtj-.jl ™'£ — 
and at the same time provide for the replacement of *f * D , '£» l r ^.f ? eve l 
ology Library, a ... position has been "t'bll.h.d « fl t"r an 2 level . 

oep^m^!L s J tb\'c!;'brv^^tr.dU\la?5rri:.e u r b ef^o„ S htp S 

136 UCLA Librarian 

with the processing and public service departments of the Main Library. I 
am pleased to announce that effective August 13, L. Kenneth Wilson will fill 
this position, for which his former service as Geology Librarian and his re- 
cent close contacts with departmental libraries have given him a useful 

For purposes of replacement, the professional position in the Circula- 
tion Department will be classified as Librarian-1, and the title of Assist- 
ant Head will lapse for the time being. Miss Norah Jones will act as Head 
of the Circulation Department whenever Miss King is absent. 


Personnel Changes 

Mrs. Miriam Brownstein, who has been appointed Principal Library As- 
sistant in the Engineering Library, was assistant cataloger in the Municipal 
Reference Library in New York City from 1925-1940, and has been employed in 
the Santa Monica Public Library since 1954. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Shirley McKinney , Senior Li- 
brary Assistant in the Biomedical Library, whose husband has been trans- 
ferred to Santa Barbara; Mrs. Ellen Coles, Typist-Clerk in the Engineering 
Library, who will be accompanying her husband to Seattle; and Mrs. Barbara 
Wes terve It , Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, who will be travelling 
in Europe. 

Exhibit Notes 

Roberta Nixon has been appointed chairman of the Exhibits Committee, 
having served for the past year as a member of this committee, with Everett 
Moore, Wilbur Smith, and Gordon Williams. She will continue her responsibil- 
ity for planning, scheduling, and preparing all general exhibits in the Li- 

Professor Claude E. Jones, writing to Mr. Powell recently to express 
thanks for the Library's kindness in providing exhibits supplementing the 
Pan-Pacific Folk Arts Institute, remarked that Miss Ni xon ' s " ready and cheer- 
ful cooperation made this part of the program most pleasant for me"; and that 
her judgement "in choosing, combining and arranging the material exhibited 
added greatly to the final result." 

The California Bookman's Association, representing publishers of school 
textbooks and supplementary teaching materials, has held its ever-popular 
annual exhibit of books, for the past two weeks, in Room 190 of the Library. 
Summer- studying school teachers and students of education welcome this dis- 
play of the publishers' educational products each year, and publishers' 
agents take advantage of this opportunity to make contacts with potential 
buyers . 

In the Undergraduate Library an exhibit on how textbooks are produced is 
being shown through the courtesy of the American Textbook Publishers In- 
stitute. The various stages of textbook production, from editorial planning 
to manufacturing of the book, are shown in nine panels of illustrative mate- 
rial. The textbook used for demonstrating the publishers' techniques is An 
iW* n Ctl0n t0 Anthr °P° l °iy. by Ralph L. Beals and Harry Hoijer, of the 
ULLA Department of Anthropology and Sociology (New York, 1953). 

The Great Give -Away 

An unusual no- strings- at tached, no-holds-barred offer comes from the 
generous-minded Photographic Service. Absolutely free for the asking are the 
iol 1 owing: 

1. Aluminum end reels, suitable for ash trays, paper clips, etc. 

2. Cans, 3 3/4" diameter by 1 1/2" deep, with cover. 

1-irst come, first served, says Harry D. Williams, the man in charge of 
the give-away. The place is Library 6. 

July 27, 1956 137 


Robert Burke, Head of the Manuscripts Division of the Bancroft Library, 
visited the Department of Special Collections with Jake Zeitlin on July 10. 
Mr. Burke will be leaving soon for a year of teaching at the University of 
H awai i . 

On July 13 Mrs. Eugene B. Barnes, the former Katherine Jett, visited 
the Library. She and her husband, both one-time members of the Catalog De- 
partment, now live in Eugene, Oregon, where he is head of the Acquisitions 
Department of the University of Oregon Library. 

On July 11, John F. Lengstor ff of the Library Office of Official Pub- 
lications on the Berkeley campus, visited the Library to consult materials 
to be covered in a chapter on UCLA in an "In Appreciation" booklet on land 
and building gifts to the University which is to be published under the 
auspices of the Regents' Committee on Development and Endowments. 

Drew 0. Palle tte , Associate Professor of English at the University of 
Southern California, is using the Galsworthy Collection, and F.M. Dickey, of 
the English Department of the University of Oregon, visited the Department 
of Special Collections on July 16 to engage in research into the background 
of Shakespeare's love tragedies. 

A former doctoral student of Professor Klingberg's, Samuel C. McCulloch, 
now Associate Professor of History and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences at Rutgers University, is spending his vacation in Los Angeles 
and has been using the Library for the past several weeks. 

Miss Loma Knighten, Associate Director of the Southwestern Louisiana 
Institute, in Lafayette, visited Miss Ackerman on July 19. Miss Knighten is 
taking courses in art at UCLA this summer and plans to spend time visiting 
various library departments and branches. 

Mr. C.W. Bennett, Librarian of Rose Polytechmic Institute, Terra Haute, 
Indiana, who is working this summer in the Circulation Department of the 
Doheny Library at USC, and living in Covina, where his sister, Wilma Bennett, 
is librarian of the High School, was shown about the Main Library on July 18 
by Mi s s A ck e rm an . 

Miss Virginia Hall, Director of Principia College Libraries, Elsah, Il- 
linois, who is spending the summer with friends in the Westwood area, recent- 
ly visited the Library and talked with Miss Ackerman, Miss Jones, and Mr. 

Third Clark Library Seminar 

The Clark Library's third in/itational seminar was held on July 14, with 
forty- five scholars in attendance from Berkeley, San Jose, Stanford, San 
Diego, and institutions in and around Los Angeles. Under the Chairmanship 
of Professor H . T. Swedenberg, papers were read by James Sutherland, visiting 
professor from the University of London, on Restoration Prose, and by Pro- 
fessor Ian Watt, Berkeley, on Augustan Prose. 

Integration of Catalogs at the Clark 

The Clark Library has for some time wanted to integrate the cards for 
its pamphlet collection (17th and 18th century political, religious, and 
historical tracts) with its main card catalog. William E. Conway, Catalog 
Librarian at the Clark, reports that a project is now under way to carry out 
this integration, while maintaining a separate chronological file for the 
pamphlets. Since the cards previously prepared for the pamphlets constitute 
little more than a check list, with brief and sometimes inaccurate entries, 
and insufficient information, a certain amount of recataloging wu'l 1 be nec- 
essary before the cards can be incorporated in the main catalog. 

For this purpose, a scheme of simplified cataloging has been adopted 
similar to that used for the Theological Collection. This recataloging will 
be done in conjunction with current cataloging, and since some 7,000 items 
are involved, it will continue for an indefinite period. A small start has 
been made on it, with 215 titles recataloged to date. 

13 8 

UCLA Librarian 

Building Seminar at Work 

The Library Building Seminar, composed of twenty-five staff members who 
are helping to formulate plans for the utilization of the south addition and 
west annex to the Library, has now held four meetings. Sub- commi tt ee chair- 
men and members have been hard at work in their particular fields for the 
past month, since their special recommendations must be submitted by August 
1. If a satisfactory general plan is presented to the Office of Architects 
and Engineers by the 12th of that month, we can possibly look forward to the 
funding of at least the south addition in the budget year 1957/58. This is 
considerably sooner than had been anticipated until recently. 

Sub-committees and their chairmen are as follows: Subject Divisional 
Reading Rooms, Helen Riley; College Library, Robert Fessenden; Government 
Publications , Hilda Gray; Centrali zed Serial Records and Periodicals Reading 
Room, Elizabeth Norton; Reference Services , Ardi s Lodge; Photo-Copy Reading 
Room, Paul Miles; Circulation Service s, Norah Jones; Special Collections, 
James Cox; Faculty and Staff Facilities, Kenneth Wilson; Library School, Mr. 
Powell; and Technical Processe s , Helen More. 

Last Friday Gordon Williams, and Harry Harmon, of the Office of Archi- 
tects and Engineers, reported to the Seminar on their j ust- comp 1 et ed eleven- 
day trip to several midwestern universities to study new library buildings 
or to discuss plans for building or extension or reorganization of library 
services. This flying trip took them to the Universities of Nebraska, Il- 
linois, Michigan, Iowa, and Oklahoma, and to Michigan State and Wayne State 
Universities and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. They reported 
their tour as exceptionally helpful in enabling them to observe the function- 
ing of recently planned buildings and to discuss problems of service and de- 
sign with both librarians and architects. 

Stencil of the Week: 

University of California - 
Atten: Cereals Section 
405 Hilgard Avenue 
Los Angeles 24, California 

Fore and Aft 

"California is not in the guts of America, I'll admit," 
Nash said. "But-- did you ever go to school, Griffin?" 
U.C.L.A.," said Griffin proudly. 

"That's in your favor," said Nash, lowering his sextant 
and eying Griffin critically. "A cross-section, mass- 
production, assemb ly -1 ine school." 

The above bit of dialog from William Brinkley's li bel ou s- seeming nar- 
rative about a little unit of Navy public relations officers on a Pacific 
isle during World War II, entitled Don't Go Near the Water (New York, 19 56), 
is sufficient evidence that UCLA is getting whacked fore and aft these days: 
scuttled at sea as well as tackled behind her goal line. 

July 27 

13 9 

Papers by Ex-Angelenos 

Two former members of the Los Angeles book community appear in print in 
Volume Fifty (Second Quarter, 1956) of The Papers of the Bibliographical So- 
ciety of America. Miss Ellen Shaf fer , for over twenty years associated with 
Dawson's Book Shop, and now Rare Book Librarian of the Free Library of Phil- 
adelphia, presents a "Portrait of a Phil adelphi a Col lector: Wi 1 1 i am Mclntire 
Elkins (1882-1947)," an appreciative bi o- bibli ographi cal account of the great 
Main Line bibliophile whose entire library was willed to the Free Library. 
Appended to the article is a checklist of Mr. Elkins's Americana collection. 

Former staff member Edwin H. Carpenter , now of the New York Public Li- 
brary by way of the Huntington Library, has contributed an informative paper 
en tit 1 ed "Army Field Printing in the New World." The article covers the pe- 
riod 1777 to the 1880' s and deals with the ephemeral material which issued 
from the portable field presses carried by armies throughout the New World. 

Both articles were originally presented as papers at the New York meet- 
ing of the Society, January 27, 1956. 

L.C.P. Article in Arizona Highways 

Mr. Powell discusses some Southwest books of recent years in "Books, 
Pinon Nuts and Shadows," in the August issue of Arizona Highways . 

Mr. Trejo Elected to Phi Delta Kappa 

Arnulfo D. Trejo has been elected to membership in the Alpha Chi Chapter 
of Phi Delta Kappa, national professional fraternity in education. He will 
be initiated at a meeting of the chapter this evening. 

Holbein, Hals, and Bellini at Miami Beach 

"Library Masterpieces," the booklet in which thirty-two well-known fig- 
ures in Ameri.can 1 i brari an ship find themselves looking out from famous mas- 
terpieces of art, and apparently feeling quite at home in their ornate 
frames, may be seen on the staff bulletin board in Room 200. Gracing the 
cover is Holbein's portrait of L. Quincy Mum ford, Librarian of Congress, and 
the first masterpiece inside is Grant Wood's "American Gothic," in which all 
good American librarians will recognize the likenesses of Grace T. Stevenson 
and David H. Clift of ALA. Californians will be proud to see "Young John 
Henderson in a Slouch Hat," as portrayed by Frans Hals, and Francois Boucher's 
"Young Lady with a Muff," who is, of course, Carma R. Zimmerman. Holbein's 
Robert Downs, Van Gogh's Postman Richards (of Seattle), Bellini's Doge Ralph 
Shaw, and Piero dell a Francesca's Skip Graham da Louisville are among the 
notable paintings in this little compilation prepared by Eileen Thornton and 
Dorothy Ethlyn Cole for the Grolier Society, Inc. It was published for the 
benefit of the Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship Fund and distributed to li- 
brarians at Miami Beach for the ALA Conference. 

Meinhardt Boy 

Lei and Warren Meinhardt was born on July 3 to Warren and Joan Meinhardt, 
and weighed five pounds, fifteen ounces. 

Traffic Tip: Those planning to attend our open house on 
Sunday would do well to go and return via Ventura Boulevard 
and the Malibu Canyon route, in order to avoid the conges- 
tion in and near Santa Monica. - L.C.P. 


UCLA Librar ian 

Honor for a Library Educator 

An exceptional honor came to a library educator in the conferring last 
week of an honorary degree on Robert L. Gitler, retiring Director of the 
Japan Library School, by Keio University, in Tokyo. Mr. Gitler, whose pro- 
fessional origins are in California (he was graduated from the School of 
Librarianship at Berkeley in 1931 and served in the University of California 
Library and San Jose State College), has been the Director of the Library 
School at Keio since its establishment in 1951. He was Director of the 
University of Washington School of Librarianship from 1942 to 1952. 

Next fall Mr. Gitler will become Executive Secretary of the Library 
Education Division of the American Library Association, and Secretary of the 
ALA's Board of Education for Librarianship. He is being succeeded in the 
Directorship of the School in Japan by Takashi Hashimoto, formerly Standing 
Director of Keio-Gijuku University, who has been a special administrative 
advisor to the Library School since its founding, and is a prominent edu- 
cator in Japan. 

Reading Suggestion 

W. Kaye Lamb, Dominion Archivist and National Librarian of Canada, has 
written about the establishment and organization of the new National Library 
of Canada in the Unesco Bui le tin for Librar ie s , May-June 1956. "The fact 
that Canada had no National Library before 1953," he explains, "does not 
mean, of course, that the government had no books or libraries. No modern 
government could possibly function without books, and the Government of 
Canada was no exception." The new library in Ottawa has come into being 
through the assembling of some two million volumes from forty libraries and 
book collections in various departments and agencies of the government, the 
largest of which was the Library of Parliament, with 600,000 volumes. Two 
projects originated by the Canadian Bib] iograpbi c Centre before the National 
Library Act was passed in 1952--the compilation of a national union catalog 
and the publication of a current national bi bl i ography-- are still the major 
activities of the National Library. Anew building will soon be constructed 
on the main street of the capitol city, near the Supreme Court. 

It Might Have Been the Air-Conditioning 

CU News, 19 July 1956, notes a curious discrepancy in reports on the 
weather in Miami Beach as published in our respective library bulletins, and 
puts its what-newspaper-d'ya-read-type observation under the gentle heading, 
Department of environmental perspective : 

Reporting on the American Library Association Conference in Miami: 

... high temperatures ... and Friday afternoon's 
rain ... 

(CU News, 5 July, p. 3) 

... no rain and no excessive heat. 

(UCLA Librarian, 29 June, p. 126) 

Obviously there is trickery at work in the Florida weather bureau; but 
we thinkalso that part of the disparity resulted from the fact that our 
reporter s letter was written on that Friday morning- -to meet a stern 
editor' s deadline. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor: Everett Moore .Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 

HT/rvT"*-!. 6th S ' Bradstreet > Bett V Rosenberg, Helene E. Schimansky, 

narry U, Williams. ' 




Volume 9, Number 23 

August 10, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Annua] reports have been my reading fare since Department Heads and 
Branch Librarians deluged me with them on August 1. They are both humbling 
and heartening, making me aware of how relatively small any individual is 
in the large group which is the library staff, and also increasing my pride 
in the accomplishments of a staff none too large for the demands upon them. 
It has been a wonderful year in everything except the library school delay, 
and even that has had its advantages. > 

During the past weeks, work with the Building Program Seminar (the 
reason why I have postponed my vacation two weeks) has consumed the time of 
about twenty- five of us, and has proved one of the most meaningful things we 
have ever done in library work. 

To act as a consultant in this programing, Andrew Horn is here this 
week, bringing us the benefit of the twenty years (off and on) he spent at 
UCLA as undergraduate, graduate student and teaching assistant, and staff 
member. He starts back to Chapel Hill tonight on the Super Chief, carrying 
a maximum load of friendship, affection, and gratitude. 

So long, until mid-September. 



UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Changes 

Mrs Berniece Christiansen, Librarian-2 in the Government Publications 
Room, has resigned, effective August 31, so that she and her husband may 
move to San Bernardino, where he is employed. ,.,,.. c 

Lois Anne LeCam has been employed by the Biomedical Library as Senior 
Library Assistant. She has worked as a student assistant in the Los Angeles 
City College Library and in the Institute of Industrial Rel ation s Libra ry on 

this campus. . , 

Carolynn Louise Parsons joined the staff of the Engineering Library 

ac I v ni st* Cj 1 g rk 

Mrs. Annab'elle Colder Richmond has joined the Photographic Service of 
the Library as Typi st- CI erk. 

Resignations have been received from Shirley Olson, Principal Library 
Assistant in the Department of Special Collections, to enter library school 
this fall; and fromflo6ert L. Eckert, Senior Library Assistant in the Cir- 
culation Department, who will be visiting in Italy for several months. 

Salary Adjustments and Increases 

On August 1 the Personnel Office announced the results of its alloca- 
tion of the funds provided by the Regents for range adjustments and salary 
increases, effective July 1. Library staff members were immediately in- 
formed of general provisions in a memo to department heads and branches, 
which was followed by letters informing each continuing full-time staff mem- 
ber of his title and salary rate for the year 1956/57. 

In general, the funds allocated provided for five per cent salary in- 
creases with corresponding range adjustments for all classes in which Li- 
brary staff members are employed, with the exception of Clerks, Typist- 
Clerks, and Laboratory Helpers, who did not receive increases nor range ad- 
justments. The range for the Librarian-1 classification was adjusted upward 
fifteen per cent at the bottom and ten per cent at the top, making the new 
range from $4092 to $4980. 

Staff Notes 

Sadie McMurry has been appointed to the Su b- commi tt ee on Corporate 
Bodies of the Catalog Code Revision Committee. 

Gladys A. Coryell has been elected for a two-year term as National 
First Vice President of Pi Lambda Theta, national honorary education frater- 
nity for women in the field of education. 

Johanna Tollman, Engineering Librarian, has been elected to the Exec- 
utive Board of the Southern California chapter of the Special Libraries 
Association as Member- at-Large. 

Lyle Perusse has reviewed A Bibliography of Book Illustration by David 
Bland (London, 1955) in The Library Quarterly, July 1956. 


Dr. Howard E. Wilson, Secretary of the Educational Policies Commission, 
visited the Education Library with Dean Lee recently. 

On July 22, Miss Loma Knighten, Assistant Director of the Southwestern 
Louisiana Institute of Lafayette, Louisiana, visited the Library, 
n <• j S A. Callaher, secretary to the Librarian of Miami University, 

Oxford. Ohio, was shown the Library on July 23. She is visiting her son 
HiJliam, a student in the College of Applied Arts. 

Dr. Louise Saylor, Associate Superintendent of the Los Angeles City 
Schools and Chief of the Division of Instructional Services, visited the 
tducation Library on July 25, to discuss arrangements for depositing copies 
of the Los Angeles school publications in the Curriculum Library. Dr. 
Saylor received both her M.A. and Ed.D. degrees at UCLA 

August 10, 1956 143 

Nobushige Ukai, visiting professor at Stanford University, from the 
University of Tokyo, visited the Library on July 27. 

Also on July 27, George A. Schwe gmann , Jr., Chief of the Union Catalog 
Division of the Library of Congress, visited the Library. He was in Los 
Angeles to confer with catalogers of libraries that will be sending con- 
tributions to the National Union Catalog now being incorporated in the 
Library of Congress Catalog- -Books : Authors. Mr. Schwegmann was entertained 
at luncheon by several members of the Library staff. 

Mrs. George Char lesworth, a former member of the Catalog Department, 
was a visitor to that department on July 27. 

Merrill If. Hoehn, of the Freight Traffic Department, Santa Fe Railway, 
Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on July 30, to 
use the Charles K. Adams Santa Fe Railway collection for research on the ex- 
tension of that line in Southern California, in connection with his doctoral 
dissertation in Economic History at USC. 

Professor Robert V. Hine, professor of history at the Riverside campus, 
was using research materials in the Department of Special Collections on 
August 1 in the field of Western travel. 

John W. Kimball, graduate student in International Relations at Stan- 
ford University, and Miss Betty Clewell, former UCLA student and now also at 
Stanford, were shown the Library by James Cox on August 2. Mr. Kimball will 
soon enter the diplomatic service of the United States. 

Other visitors to the Department of Special Collections include 
Professor C. Rexford Davis of the Rutgers University English Department, do- 
ing research on the bibliography of William Cobbett; and Margaret N. 
Deffterios, a doctoral candidate in education at Berkeley, working with 
n ewsp ape rs. 

Shigeo Watanabe , of the Japan Library School, Keio University, Tokyo, 
now a visiting staff member of the New York Pu bl i c Library, visited the Li- 
brary on August 6 with Mr. Moore. Mr. Watanabe told stories in Japanese and 
English at the Storytelling Festival at Miami Reach during the ALA Con- 
f eren ce. 

A Contribution by Brooke Whiting 

We inadvertently failed to mention in the last issue, in the article on 
some ex- Angel enos' contributions to the Papers of the Bibliographical Society 
of America (Volume Fifty, Second Quarter, 1956) that F. Brooke Whiting, II, 
until recently a member of the Clark Library staff, and now a student in the 
School of Library Service at Columbia, had contributed a Bibliographical Note 
to that issue. This concerns the authorship of a work recently acquired by 
the Clark Library, entitled A Proposition for the Safety and Happiness of the 
King and Kingdom both in Church and State, and prevention of the Common Enemy. 
Tendered to the Cons iderat ion of his Majesty and the Parliament against the 
tenth of Oc tober . By a lover of Sincer ity & Peace. The Second Edition, re- 
vised, corrected and enlarged by the Author. Together with a Reply to the 
pretended Answer to it ... (London, 1667). 

Mr. Whiting shows that although the book has generally been ascribed to 
David Jenkins, and that copies in the British Museum, the Bodleian, Cambridge 
University, and Union Th eol o gi c al School libraries are so listed in the 
Short-title Catalogue, it is more likely that it was written by John Humphrey. 
Among the pieces of evidence he cites is the fact that the second edition of 
the work, published in 1667, as was the first edition, was "revised, corrected 
and enlarged by the Author ..." and that this would eliminate David Jenkins, 
who had died in 1663, four years before the book was published. 

Postcard from Arizona 

Tatiana Keatinge, Librarian of Reseda High School, and formerly of our 
Catalog Department, sends a pleasant postcard message from Tucson, where she 
is teaching a summer course in school 1 ib rari an ship at the University of 
Arizona. "We love it here even on the hottest days," she writes. " Th e 
people are grand and the mountains and sky beautiful. I work and Elizabeth 
swim s! " 


UCLA Librarian 

There Is Also Something Over at Los Alamos 

The Modem Language Association's office staff (in New York City) have 
been having trouble trying to understand how the Lni vers* ty o f California is 
organized, according to a note in their journal, PMLA for June 1955. This 
is perhaps not surprising for those who have not actually seen how one 
university can operate on eight campuses. TheMLA's explanation of how it 
must be (apparently they had not wanted to bother the University itself for 
clarification) is that there is, of course, only one university; but that 
then there are others, too. "We are expected to remember ," th ey say, rue- 
fully, "that the University of California is at Berkeley but that there are 
branches bearing the same name at Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Santa 
Barbara." ("Branches," yet!) 

They mercifully spare themselves the pain of trying to fit La Jolla, 
Mt. Hamilton, and San Francisco into this scheme. (It may be that not many 
copies of PMLA find their way to these specialty campuses.) But they do 
pass on one little lesson which they must have pasted over their bathroom 
mirror: "It is an unforgivable sin to confuse the University of California 
at Los Angeles with the University of Southern California (also at Los 
Angeles)." Berkeley could perhaps suggest another, which would read, 
"Typists will hold their jobs longer if they do not address mail to 'UCLA, 
Berkeley, California.'" (Yes, dear friends at MLA, this one shows up every 
on ce in a whi 1 e . ) 

Library Science in Moscow 

A description of a library training course in the Moscow City Library 
School, abstracted from an article in Bibliotekar ' (USSR), September 1955, 
appears in Library Science Abstracts (London), J anu ary- March 1956. It states 
that "formerly great attention was paid to drawing up the programmes of prac- 
tical work, but, recently, precedence has been given to the methodical teach- 
ing of special subjects, e.g. Communist history and bibliography, and to the 
studied judgmen t of the best teachers, e.g. in library economy and bibliog- 
raphy, in order to give a unity of interpretation to the programmes, e.g. on 
"The popul ari sation of scientific 1 i t eratu re' .. . Wo rk in cl ass i s directed to 
enlarging the students' outlook in advanced politics and general culture and 
to establishing their skill in mass- popul ari sation of books by means of 
agitators' talks, lectures, addresses, reviews of literature, readers' con- 
ferences sociable monthly literary evenings, and visits to museums, theatr 
and exhibitions. The lecture bureau of Moscow city provides lecturers 
political life, science, literature and art..." 

How About Esquires? 

Notice on a shelf in the Periodicals Stack ("Staff only, please") 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office 

s J Ve Tag e MO A° c k r :; *">'*»'«>*": James H. Cox. Contributors to 
issue. Page Ackerman, Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Helene E. Schimansky. 




Volume 9, Number 24 

August 24, 1956 

From the Librarian's Office 

Mr. Powell is on vacation until mid -Sept ember, as are many others of 
the Library staff, and with summer session over this is a relatively quiet 
time, but only relatively. There are still enough faculty, students, and 
visiting scholars on the campus to keep the rest of us busy. The building 
program is still occupying most of my time, with almost daily conferences 
with the architects. The Library Building Seminar sub- commi tt ee papers have 
supplied most of the basic data required for the program, and it would not 
be as far along as it is without the careful thought provided by so many 
different members of the staff. But in trying to get every department near 
every other department I sometimes find myself wishing the fourth dimension 
could be used in architectural planning. 

On Friday, August 17, we were visited by Mrs. Mabel Erl er, Head of the 
Acquisitions Department of the Newberry Library, and an ol d friend from my 
Chicago days. She has been visiting western libraries to study their ac- 
quisitions and cataloging procedures. 

On Tuesday, August 14, I was the guest of Perry Long at the Speakers 
Table of the Ad Club luncheon honoring Paul Bennett, of the Typophiles and 
the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. On Wednesday I was the guest of Paul 
Wellman at the Authors' Club luncheon honoring Paul Flowers, one of the most 
influential of book reviewers in the South. But the Ad Club luncheon pro- 
vided another attraction that I had neither anticipated nor been prepared 
for by black and white television of the Con ven tions- - a beautiful girl with 
vivid pink hair. Looked real pretty, too. 


Personnel Notes 

Sarah Elizabeth Dilbeck, a June graduate of UCLA, who has been a student 
assistant at the Loan Desk since September of 19 53, will be appointed Senior 
Library Assistant on September 1. 


On August 2, Jay W. Stein, Librarian and Assistant Professor of Social 
Sciences at Southwestern at Memphis, visited the Library. 

Kenneth Carpenter , Curator of Rare Books at the Library on the Eerkeley 
Campus, was a visitor on August 3. 

John H. Jennings , new Chief Editor of the University of California Press 
on the Los Angeles Campus, called at the Librarian's Office on August 15. 

Miss Flora B. Ludington, Librarian of Mount Hoi yoke College of South 
Hadley, Massachusetts, visited the Library on August 15. 

Recent patrons of the Department of Special Collections have been 
C. Rexford Davis, Professor of English at Rutgers University, doing research 
on William Cobbett; and Paul B. Christian, Ph.D. student at the University of 
Southern California, working in the field of the military history of Califor- 
nia in the period 1847-1861. 

UCLA Librarian 

Caribbean Agronomists Served by Agriculture Library 

Cora Gerard reports several interesting patrons of **^J ri ^2li 
library from the Caribbean area who have made wide use of that branch li- 
brary during their stays at UCLA. Louis de Verteuil. cocoa agronomist from 
the Department of Agriculture, Trinidad, British We.tlndi ... has been read- 
ing on plant propagation and plant growth substances during his brief so- 
iourn on the UCLA campus from August 7 to 17. 

Louis A. Bell, citrus agronomist of Kingston, Janaica, has used the 
Agriculture Library extensively during his two years as a graduate student 
in the Department of Subtropical Horticulture. He recently received his 
Master of Science degree. 

Jacques Jolicoeur, Agronomist in the Agriculture Department ot the 
Republic of Haiti, has been at UCLA for a year studying for his Master of 
Science degree in the Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture. 
He has done research in the Library for his thesis on gladiolus. 

David Heron in New Position 

Word is brought by the Stanford Library Bulletin of July 27 that former 
UCLA staff member David Heron has been appointed Acting Associate Librarian 
of the Stanford University Library for the year 1956/57. Since September, 
1955, he has been Special Assistant to the Director. Mr. Heron will be in 
charge of budgets and personnel and will act as general deputy to the 
Di rector. 

New Reference Book List 

Number 3 of the quarterly publication New Reference Books at UCLA 
has been issued by the Reference Department. Under the editorship of Ardis 
Lodge, the six-page publication gives a subject-arranged, annotated listing 
of additions to the reference collections of the University Library. Copies 
are available in the Reference Department. 

Biomedical Library Guide 

The new edition of Brief Guide to the Biomedical Library has been is- 
sued under date of June, 1956. Compiled by Louise Darling, Biomedical 
Librarian, the twelve-page booklet provides information on schedules of 
hours, arrangement of the book collection, indexes to the Library, special 
features of the Library, and circulation regulations. In addition, there 
are floor plans for the Main Reading Room and the Second Floor, and a syn- 
opsis of the subject classification of texts and monographs. Copies are 
available upon request at the Biomedical Library. 

Graham Children's Book Collection Gift to Library 

A notable addition to the Library's already large children's book col- 
lection is the 1,500 volume collection of 20th century American, English and 
foreign children's books recently given by Mrs. Gladys Murphy Graham, wife 
of Professor Malbone W. Graham of the UCLA Department of Political Science. 
Mrs. Graham, a noted authority in the field of literature for children and 
author of Today's Books for Children and Tomorrow's World (Washington, AAUW, 
1^50), has long been interested in this subject and has collected examples 
from many foreign countries as well as the United States. Approximately 400 
volumes are children's books from Germany, Japan, Italy, Mexico, South 
America, Holland, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, France, and the Scandina- 
vian countries. Both Professor and Mrs. Graham were particularly interested 
in collecting and studying the children's literature of Germany, Italy, and 
Japan published during the 1930* s and 1940' s, to analyze the nature and con- 
tent of nationalistic propaganda found in these books during that time. 

August 24, 1956 147 

Meeting on the National Union Catalog 

With the July 1956 issue the Library of Congress Catalog: Books: 
Authors changed its title to The National Union Catalog. This change repre- 
sents the first step toward the development of complete coverage of library 
resources in the United States'. 

Local librarians were recently given a preview of the plans at a meet- 
ing at the Los Angeles Public Library on July 27. The meeting was called by 
Gordon Williams at the request of George A. Schwegmann, Chief, Union Catalog 
Division, Library of Congress, and was attended by representatives from li- 
braries in the Los Angeles area and the Scripps Institute at La Jolla. UCLA 
delegates were Rudolf Engelbarts, Sadie McMurry, and George Scheerer. 

The purpose of the meeting, Schwegmann explained, was to explore the 
potentialities of the NUC, both the author catalog and the projected subject 
catalog. For years librarians have urged the Library of Congress to publish 
the Union Catalog on cards. As a move toward this goal LC widened the scope 
of its author catalog in January and converted it into a supplement to the 
as yet unpublished Union Catalog. The problems at the time were the need of 
subscribers to support the undertaking, the active cooperation of all li- 
braries in contributing items, and librarians' answers to the basic question 
of what they want in this printed catalog. 

To date, the new catalog has been very favorably received, with an in- 
crease in the number of subscribers. There has been a lag, however, in the 
reporting of 1956 titles. This is expected to diminish as libraries set up 
procedures for sending in items and develop regional systems for reporting 
local government publications. 

Plans are now under way to issue a national subject union catalog in 
1958 and, when funds are available, to publish the pre-1956 Union Catalog 
with a subject index. The effect of such a comprehensive catalog upon stor- 
age libraries, subject cataloging, current LC cooperative cataloging, and 
regional union catalogs will, after adjustments have been made, be that of 
strengthening and reinforcing the cooperative projects now in practice. The 
Union Catalog will cut cataloging costs, facilitate interlibrary borrowing, 
and reveal the nation-wide holdings of libraries. For the administrator 
and the reference librarian, especially, its development is of the first 
importance . 

Coleridge and Dryden Works Praised by Critics 

The literary accomplishments of several members of the UCLA faculty have 
recently received laudatory notices in both the New York Times Book Review 
and the Times Literary Supplement . The first two volumes of the Collected 
Letters of Samuel Coleridge have been reviewed in the NYTBR of July 22 and 
the TLS of July 6. Published by Oxford University Press, the work is edited 
by Earl Leslie Griggs, Professor of English at UCLA and renowned authority 
on Coleridge. When completed the Griggs edition will consist of nearly 
1,800 letters mainly transcribed from original manuscripts. 

The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 1: Poems, 1649-1680, was reviewed in the 
New York Times Book Review of July 15. General Editors of the work are Pro- 
fessors H.T. Swedenberg and Edward N. Hooker of the UCLA English Department. 
Professor Vinton A. Dearing of that same department is textual editor, and 
among the associate editors are two of their colleagues on the English fac- 
ulty, Professors Hugh G. Dick and John Harrington Smith. They are joined by 
Professor Frederick M. Carey of the Department of Classics. The "California 
Dryden" is being published by the University of California Press and when 
completed will run to 20 or 25 volumes. The William Andrews Clark Memorial 
Library is playing an important role in the publication of this work, since 
the copy texts have in the main been drawn from its Dryden Collection, con- 
sidered one of the most outstanding in the world. 

Both works, upon their completion, will be considered definitive in 
their respective fields'. 


UCLA Librarian 

Library Trends and American Books Abroad 

The publication Library Trends, with its July issue, performs a com- 
mendable and welcome service in bringing before a wider reading audience the 
little understood, complicated, and important subject of "American Books 
Abroad." In September, 1955, the National Book Committee, formed the pre- 
vious year as a society of citizens devoted to the use of books, sponsored a 
conference on the topic "American Books Abroad," which was held at Princeton, 
New Jersey. In preparation for the conference, working papers in the form 
of geographical area surveys were prepared. These papers were later prepared 
for publication under the general editorship of Peter S. Jennison, Assistant 
Managing Director of the American Book Publishers Council, and form the bulk 
of this issue of Library Trends. Mr. Jennison offers a general opening 
chapter on how American books reach readers abroad, which is followed by 
chapters on American books in the Far East, Africa south of the Sahara, the 
Middle East, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The 
articles set down in a factual and clear manner the operations of American 
book services throughout the world. To our knowledge it is the first time 
such an amount of information on this timely subject has been brought togeth- 
er under one cover. Detailed analyses are presented of the operation of all 
the American information services and programs in these areas, and each paper 
presents concrete suggestions for improving such services through public and 
private means. 

Mr. Jennison opens his report with the paragraph, in part, "Seldom has 
the essentiality of books in terms of the needs of individuals been more 
clearly expressed than by the demonstrated demand abroad for books from 
United States. The area surveys which follow illuminate both the needs, in 
a broad sense, and the extraordinary and varied obstacles to the fulfillment 
of these needs, in the major geographical areas of the world..." Careful 
study of this issue will repay the reader with a timely understanding of 
these needs and obstacles. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Ldytor: Everett Moore. Acting Editor, this issue: James R. Cox. Con- 
tributors to this issue: Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Dora Gerard, George 

scheerer. " 

^C^3^ cUiorarian 


Volume 9. Number 25 

September 7, l q 56 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Florence Burton, Engineering Library, has resigned effective 
November 16, to become librarian of the Auburndale, Florida, Public Library 
thus begins her third career in the field of librariansh" 


. -ip in a new 
time assistant, a collection of 6,000 volumes 
The town of Auburndale is in the 
Mr. and Mrs. Burton will be living in 
beach. For librarians who wish to 
the book she charged out from the 
entitled How to Retire to Florida. 

~..~ v ..^.~ ~~ ~..~ .. — ^ — -.— 

library building, with a full 
and a book budget of $1,000 per year, 
heart of the Florida lake country, and 
a guest house with access to a private 
follow in her footsteps she recommends 
Santa Monica Public Library a year ago 
It definitely tells how. 

Resignations have also been received from Mrs. Martha Af. Bensusan, 
Principal Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, who will accompany her 
husband to Spain where he will be doing research for his Ph.D. dissertation 
in History;- John Charles Finzi, Principal Library Assistant at the William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, to enter Library School in Berkeley; Nancy 
Lee Johns, Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, who will enroll in 
the University of California on the Santa Barbara campus; Suzanne Louise 
Small, Typist-Clerk in the Circulation Department, to return to her studies 
at Berkeley; and Charlene Gail Walbot, Typist-Clerk in the Biomedical Li- 
brary, who will enter business school. 

Beclassifications have been approved for the following personnel: 
Mrs. Kathleen Summers, Biomedical Library, from Typist-Clerk to Senior Li- 
brary Assistant; Robert H. Weir, Reserve Book Room, from Senior Library 
Assistant to Principal Library Assistant; and Donald G. Yiil son Circulation 
Department, from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Nancy Robinson Houtz, who has been a student assistant in the 
Acquisitions Department since September of 1954, has accepted the Typist- 
Clerk position vacated by Miss Johns. Mrs. Houtz was formerly employed by 
the San Diego Public Library. .. 

Dean Moor, who has been employed in the Department of bpecial Collec- 
tions since June, has accepted a Senior Library Assistant position m that 
department. Mr. Moor received his B. A. from UCLA in 1954 and has been a 
teaching assistant in the Department of History. . 

Mrs. Nancy Ann Whitehouse has transferred from the Bureau of Occupations 
to the Department of Special Collections, where she is filling the Principal 
Library Assistant position vacated by Shirley Olson. Mrs. Whitehouse has 
previously been employed by the Los Angeles Public Library and the Carnegie 
Library in Yuma, Arizona. 

Tallman on the Gold Coast 


The mailing lis 
national flavor rec 
her article on "The 1 

UCLA staff publications took on 
ently. Johanna Tallman reports receiving a 
Use of Signals in Serials Record Work fro 

truly inter- 
a request for 
m the Library, 


UCLA Librarian 

University College of the Gold Coast, Achimata, Gold Coast, West Africa. To 
add to the curiosity our Engineering Librarian states that the request came 
from that institution's "Sub-Librarian." Although the Gold Coast is not 
noted for its whaling activities, the title recalls to mind Herman 
Melville's "Sub-Sub-Librarian," the "painstaking burrower and grub-worm," 
to whom Melville gives credit for his supply of allusions to whales in Moby 
Dick. Fortunately, however, our interested friend from West Africa seems 
not to have taken Melville's advice to "Give it up, Sub-Subs! For by how 
much more pains ye take to please the world, by so much the more shall ye 
forever go thankless! 

Eleanor A. Bancroft 

It was with great regret that the staff of the UCLA Library received 
the news of the death of Mrs. Eleanor A. Bancroft, Assistant to the Director 
of the Bancroft Library, University of California, on August 28, 1956. Li- 
brarians and scholars everywhere , along with the entire University , will 
mourn her passing as the loss of a devoted friend and colleague. Mr. 
Lindley Bynum, Special Assistant to the President of the University , was a 
close friend of Mrs. Bancroft for over thirty years and we have asked him 
to comment briefly upon his recollec tions of her. 

Eleanor Ashby Bancroft died in an Oakland hospital on August 28th. 
Born in Nebraska, she was brought to California as a child and received her 
primary school education in Sacramento. She graduated from Berkeley High 
School, and entered the University of California where, at the age of 17, 
she started part-time work in the Bancroft Library. After receiving her 
A.B. in history she continued with the Library and, at a later date, took a 
degree in Librari anship. She was appointed Assistant to the Director of 
the Bancroft Library in 1 Q 40 under Dr. Herbert I. Priestley and retained 
that office after Dr. George P. Hammond became Director. With the absence 
of Dr. Hammond in England, she was Acting Director at the time of her death. 
Her late husband, Arthur John Bancroft, died some two years ago. 

Always active in the field of California history, Eleanor was a member 
of the California Historical Society, The Book Club of California, the 
Women's Faculty Club of the University of California, and the Delta Delta Delta 
Sorority. She was Secretary of the Cortez Society. 

The above paragraphs record the bare facts of her life but in no way 
indicate the vitality and charm of her unusual personality. For 36 years 
she gave generously of her time and energies to users of the Bancroft Li- 
brary; indeed, she has become so indelibly identified with that institution 
that for scores of students and readers, she was its informing spirit. 
Sustained by a lively imagination and a fine sense of humor, she met the 
increasing ill health of her later years with gallantry and laughter. She 
was an intensely loyal friend and a charming and interesting companion, and 
her passing leaves many of us with a sense of great personal loss. 

Lindley Bynum 

Number, Please 

September 7, 1956 151 

"I have in my possession a volume for Oslo, Norway (1955). 
It was brought to me by an 'agent. ' I don't know how he obtained 
it, for he didn't charge me anything! I think that it was a 
'night' acquisition. I'll mail it next week."* 


Professor Alfred Moir, of the Department of English at Tulane Univer- 
sity, visited the Department of Special Collections on August 16. He is 
doing research on Renaissance authors. 

Other patrons of the Department of Special Collections have included 
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Baxter, studying the correspondence of Henry Miller. 

On August 21 Miss Joanne Gunke Iman, Periodicals Librarian at the 
University of Toledo Library, visited the Library and was shown about by 
Esther Euler. 

Sr . Ernesto C. Hermida, Deputy to the Minister of Labor and Welfare of 
the Argentine Republic, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Li- 
brary on August 21. He was accompanied by Robert Smith, Director of Manage- 
ment Programs for the Institute. A former UCLA student, Sr. Hermida has 
been following a private law practice in Buenos Aires. As a result of the 
recent political changes in his country, he was encouraged to re-enter pub- 
lic li fe. 

Professor R. S. Howey of the Department of Economics, University of 
Kansas, visited Mr. Williams on August 23. Vacationing in the West, he has 
been visiting various university libraries to learn about their collections 
in the field of economics. 

On August 24, John W/ecker, an assistant reference librarian at the Los 
Angeles State College Library (Ramona Campus), visited the Library. 

Miss Margaret E. Vinton, a library consultant in St. Louis, Missouri, 
visited the Library on August 24. While here she renewed a long-standing 
acquaintance with Miss King. 

Miss Doris Probst, Reference Librarian at the University of Illinois 
Library, was shown the Library on August 29. 

The Chemistry Library reports a distinguished visitor in the person of 
Dr. Hans J. Berthold, Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University 
of Cologne, who was shown the Library on August 30. He is on the UCLA 
campus to conduct a seminar in chemistry. 

Lauro Pesante, a librarian from the Biblioteca Civica, Trieste, Italy, 
called at the Library recently and was shown about by Arnulfo Trejo. Signor 
Pesante is visiting various libraries throughout the United States. 

Staff Association Notes 

The President of the UCLA Library Staff Association reports that all 
committee chairmanships have now been filled and that the rosters of the 
Executive Board and Committee Chairmen are as follows: 


James R. Cox, President (Acquisitions Dept. ) 

Helen Riley, Vice-President (Graduate Reading Room) 

Anne Greenwood, Secretary (Catalog Dept.) 

Carole Bennett, Treasurer (Catalog Dept.) 

Norma Kennedy, Assistant Treasurer (Acquisitions Dept.) 

Don Black (Physics Library) 

Helen Peak (Institute of Industrial Relations Library) 

Hiawatha Smith (Catalog Dept.) 

*In a message just received, Herb says: "Inquired about a vol. for East 
Berlin last month but no soap. Will try some other means, but it looks 
rather hopeless." (Herb is discouraged?) 

152 UCLA Librarian 


Book Buying Committee Dorothy Harmon (Acquisitions Dept.) 

Membership Committee Helen Peak (I.I.B. Library) 

Program Committee Arnulfo Trejo (Reference Dept.) 

Public Relations Committee Hiawatha Smith (Catalog Dept.) 

Social Committee Darlene Dietrich (Catalog Dept.) 

Staff Rooms Committee William McCalmont (Grad. Reading Pun.) 

Stamp Committee Norah E. Jones (Reserve Book Room) 

Welfare Committee Helen Riley (Graduate Reading Room) 

Books, People, and $64,000 

Can a library exercise a profound and immediate influence upon the econ- 
omy of a great nation, or must that effect be relegated to the well-known 
"long run"? The latter we know to be true, but the former occurs rarely. 

The following letter was received by the Circulation Department via the 
Business Office recently. It exemplifies, we like to think, the optimistic 
view the patrons of the UCLA Library take toward the potentialities of serv- 
ice by this institution, and the hope that we may provide that extra modicum 

of service which would truly bring together books, people, and well, read 

the letter. 

"Dear Sirs: 

We have been in New York for 3 weeks and so consequently did not re- 
ceive these bills until today. I did not know the exact amount of the 
bills, and so could not pay them until receipt of the notices. 

The Republican Party books are due again on August 20th. However, 
my sister Caryl and I are still in New York as we are appearing as con- 
testants on the $64,000 Question television program. As I have the books 
here with me in New York (studying) it is impossible to renew them in 
person, as is the usual procedure. 

Would it be possible for you to renew them on your files until we 
return home? I am uncertain as to the exact date of our return (it de- 
pends on our knowledge of our c ategory- -Poli ti cs) , but I am sure that it 
will probably be within 3 weeks--4, at most. 

As any money we may win on the program is security in trust, I would 
appreciate it greatly if you could renew the books, so that the fines 
will not be so large. You may be confident that I shall take good care 
of the books and return them to the UCLA Library as soon as possible. 

The book classifications are: 

Curtis--JK 2356 C94r v. 2, v. 1 
Smalley--JK 2356 S36b 

Thank you very much, 

Si ncerely , 

Susan S. Volkmann" 

Those readers who frequent their television sets will recognize the 
signer as one of the Volkmann twins (Susan and Caryl) from UCLA who, missing 
success as Hheingold Girl contestants in New York, stayed on to scale the 
til? I* £" 3 * ell : known T - V - q^z show. And from 3,000 miles away we learn 
the Jr?« a ?J. Revision do have a meeting ground, after all'. At press time 
«^9 nno ' a 1 Curtls , a nd Smalley well in hand, were at 116,000 going for 
other for a Adlii St ^ ^"^ P oliticall y square, one is for Ike and the 

oaranhrUr^K u^ Circulati °n Department renewed the books forthwith. To 
paraphrase the hymn writer, "There is a Wideness in King's Mercy." 

Editor p \l V SSUed ! Ver Y °^ er Frida Y b y the Librarian's Office. 

( „ M °° re n Acting Editor, this issue: James R. Cox. Contrib- 

utors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Elizabeth S. Bradstreet. 

Li (^i^rV ^Jjjyrarian 


Volume 9, Number 26 

September 21, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Monday found me back at my desk after a vacation spent mostly at home, 
and climaxed by the Zamorano Club's trek north, described elsewhere in this 
issue. Friendships cemented by books are lasting, and I find membership in 
Zamorano and Roxburghe among the richest of all my associations. Califor- 
nia in September is very beautiful, from the apple orchards of Sonoma 
County, the fog- free City by the Golden Gate, redwoods of Big Sur, dunes at 
Oceano, and the wheat stubbly fields beaten to thin gold which make the 
lower San Joaquin's cotton seem a darker green. Sound lyrical? Blame it on 
an overdose of sky, sun, salt water, and sleep. 

Callers last Monday included Lewis F. Stieg, Librarian of the University 
of Southern California, who had brought a Philippine visitor to campus, and 
with whom I discussed that subject of perennial interest: library education; 
and Richard Lillard, writer and professor of Los Angeles City College, who 
reported enthusiastically on his reading of Austin Wright's Islandia and on 
unconf idential aspects of his summer's work as editor-member of the committee 
investigating the University of Nevada. 

Non-stop flights to and from Dallas mean that I can make an overnight 
round trip to Texas next Monday, where I am to speak at the dedication of^ a 
rare book room in the new Dallas Public Library, sponsored by the Library's 

I am looking forward to getting acquainted with the new staff members, 
and to hearing from the old-timers of their summer doings and their plans 
and hopes for the year 1956/57, which will surely be one of our best. 


Personnel Changes 

Miriam Lichthe im has 
liographer. She will be r 
servicing of the Library' s 
ters in the Catalog Depart 
the processing departments 
the Near East Program. Mi 
include an M.L.S. from the 
and four years as Research 
three years' experience in 

Robert Arndal, Librar 
charge of the Serials Sect 
the University of Southern 
Fresno State College and i 

been appointed Librarian 

esponsible for the build 
collections in this are 

ment, she will be workin 
as well as with faculty 

ss Lichtheim's academic 
University of Illinois, 
Associate at the Univer 
the Catalog Department 

ian-1, is the new assist 

ion. Mr. Arndal receive 
California, and has wor 

n the Special Services b 

-3, as Near Eastern Bib- 
ing, organizing, and 
a. With temporary quar- 
g closely with members of 

members concerned with 
and library background 

a Ph.D. in Egyptology 
sity of Chicago, and 
of Yale University, 
ant to the librarian in 
d his M.S. in L.S. from 
ked as a librarian at 
ranch of the Army. 

154 UCLA Librarian 

James Kane, Li brar i an - 1 , has replaced Evelyn Fuston in the Acquisitions 
Section of the Biomedical Library. A graduate of the School of Librarian- 
ship at Berkeley, Mr. Kane has had two years of professional experience at 
the Bichmond, California, Public Library. 

Mrs. Frances Kirschenbaum has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Bef- 
erence and Bibliography Section, replacing Mary Byan, whose reclassification 
is announced below. Mrs. Kirschenbaum, widow of the late Professor Leo 
Kirschenbaum of the Spanish Department, received her Certificate in 
Librarianship from the University of California at Berkeley, and she began 
her professional career in the Bancroft Library. Since then she has worked 
in the Connecticut College Library, and most recently, in the Besearch De- 
partment of Columbia Pictures. 

Nancy Jean Masterson, Senior Library Assistant in the Beserve Book 
Boom, is resigning to accept a position as library assistant with the Army 
Special Services in Japan. 

E lizabe th Marie Morris, who has accepted a position as Typist-Clerk in 
the Catalog Department, received her B.A. from UCLA in August, and has been 
employed by the University of Buffalo as a Typist-Clerk. 

Mrs. Alva K. Pittman has been employed by the Institute of Industrial 
Belations Library as a Senior Library Assistant. She received her B.A. 
from UCLA in January and has had several years of part-time work in a credit 
o f f ice. 

Mrs. Elodie King Vandevert has joined the staff of the Biomedical Li- 
brary as a Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Vandevert received her B.A. from 
Ursuline College in New Orleans, and her M.A. from Columbia University. 
Her previous library experience has been in the New Orleans Public Library. 

Mrs. Irene Woodworth, Senior Library Assistant, Biomedical Library, has 
been reclassified to Principal Library Assistant. Anthony Greco, librarian 
in charge of the Acquisitions Section of the Biomedical Library, has been 
reclassified from Librarian-1 to Librarian-2. Mary Ryan has been reclass- 
ified from Librarian-1 to Librarian-2, and replaces Mrs. Berniece Christian- 
sen as United Nations documents librarian in the Government Publications 

Gold Ochre and Paprika Red Edition of KYL 

There is no truth to the rumor that the colors of the handsome cover on 
the twelfth edition of Know Your Library, which appeared last week, were in- 
spired by those of another institution of higher learning across town. The 
editor of the handbook states that William W. Bellin, designer of the cover, 
described the colors to the Printing Department of the University Press as 

gold ochre and paprika red." The artist testifies that his wishes were 
carried out with the utmost faithfulness by the Press. 

Attention: Informed Electorate 

.,,. C °Pies of Analysis of Measures on the California Ballot, November 6, 
mb, compiled by Professor Bobert L. Mori and of the University of Bedl ands 

, os An geJes: Haynes Foundation) are available to all staff members, free of 
charge at the Reference Desk. This timely publication has been brought to 
our attention by Dorothy Wells, of the Bureau of Governmental Research. 

Discount Tickets Are Offered 

September 21, 1956 


Detective Fiction 

ces" for 

and Gaboriau, as well as a large and fine selection 
of the scarce " yel 1 ow- backs " which appeared in great 
numbers in the 19th century, but which are now al- 

Q T> ^^ie§yift£3 f ?I5fc- \^Pl most non-existent. 
*± Ffv^& J^ iJ sfc^tl J The University Library is fortunate to have in 

its Sadleir Collection a rich representation of the 
beginnings of detective fiction. Though it is a 
medium that is estimated to comprise more than a 
quarter of the total production of fiction in English 
for the past ten years, it had its beginnings just a 
little over a hundred years ago, when Poe's Murders 
in the Rue Morgue appeared in 1841. American writers 
ignored Poe's literary invention for nearly two dec- 
ades, but English writers, jolted by the appearance 
of four police articles written by Charles Dickens in 
1850, poured forth a flood of detective "reminiscen- 
nearly half a century. Virtually all made their appearance in "yel- 
low-back" form, very like our drug store paper backs. Immensely popular and 
literally read to death, these "revelations," to quote Mr. Sadleir, "are now- 
adays so uncommon that their very existence is almost unknown!" The Sadleir 
Library of detective "experiences" is generally regarded as the largest pri- 
vate collection ever assembled. 

Included in the exhibit is one of the four police articles by Dickens 
which spurred English detective fiction. The series appeared in Household 
Words in 1850. Among other classic works represented are first editions of 
Wilkie Collins' s The Moonstone; Charles Dickens's The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 
supposed to have been prompted by Dickens's desire to outglitter Collins s 
work; William Russell's Recollections of a Detective Police-Off icer , con- 
sidered the most important criminological yellow-back of its time; Conan 
Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, as well as the October 1903 is- 
sue of Strand Magazine, in which Doyle, under the pressure of voluminous pub- 
lic demand, resurrected Holmes after having killed him in 1894. 

A complete collection is exhibited of the original Vizetelly paper-back 
issue of the English translations of Emile Gaboriau and Fortune de Boisgobey, 
the great French masters of detective fiction. Also shown is the first 
London edition of what many consider to have been the greatest commercial 
success in the annals of detective literature, The Mystery of the Hansom Lao, 
by Fergus Hume, the Angl o- Austral ian fiction writer. It had sold over a 
half-million copies by the time of Hume's death in 1932. 

Michael Sadleir, in his XIX Century Fiction, a Bibliographical Record, 
says of detective stories of that time, "Their success depended entirely upon 
their subject (hardly ever do they rise above mediocrity in a literary sense); 
and to their subject they owe their interest today, for, as evidence oi prim- 
itive methods of detection and as records of actual incidents in various 
walks of life, they are in some respects the only sources available. 

Graphic Guide to the Library 

'Know Your Library' 

The eighth annual informational exhibit entitled 
(after the handbook of the same name) is now being shown : 


brary's service poi 

and how to locate materials accompany each panel. Arnulfo D. Tre.,o prepared 

the exhibit with the assistance of the Library's student- ar tis t, Curt van 

Wil 1 i ams. 

156 UCLA Librarian 

UL Exhibit on Reference Books in History 

Reference books in the field of history are on exhibit through October 
5 in the Undergraduate Library. Mr. Fessenden has arranged this display in 
"teaching exhibit" form, in order to draw the attention of students to ref- 
erence materials fundamentally important to their work in this field. Fu- 
ture exhibits in the series will deal with other major fields in the social 
sciences and humanities. Each exhibit is to be accompanied by a panel dis- 
playing important periodicals in the field. 

This is the first exhibit in the Undergraduate Library to make use of 
recently installed pegboard and celotex display panels in combination with 
the exhibit case just inside the entrance to the stack area. William Bellin 
served as color consultant in developing a color scheme for this newest 
exhibit area in the Library. 

Ezra Pound Exhibit 

An exhibit of Ezra Pound material from the holdings of the Department 
of Special Collections is now on view in the exhibit case of that department. 
Among the items displayed are a typescript copy of one Canto with holograph 
corrections by Pound for the printer; corrected proof sheets of his first 
book, A Lume Spento; holograph letters to Titus; and first and limited edi- 
tions of Pound's works. 

Clark Library Notes 

History of Printing Exhibit: An exhibit of books illustrative of the 
history of printing was viewed at the Clark Library on August 30 by some 
thirty members of the class in the History of Rooks and Printing of the 
University of Southern California School of Library Science. The class was 
conducted for the summer session by Kenneth J. Carpenter, Head of the Rare 
Rooks Department at the Library on the Rerkeley campus. The visitors also 
toured the Library, and inspected with particular interest the collections 
of the work of modern presses, printers, and typographers. 

Out-of-town readers or visitors to the Clark Library in August included 
Isaac A Shapiro, of the University of Rirmingham, in England; James R. 
Draper , S. J., of the University of San Francisco; the Rev. Phillip J. 
Cunningham New York City; Edwin H. Carpenter, New York Public Library; Mr. 
and Mrs. A. J. Rosenfeld and family, of Merchantvi 1 1 e, New Jersey; Frank D. 
Vernneim, of Louisville, Kentucky; Mrs. Harvey Smith, of East St. Louis, 
Illinois; Michael Smith, of Roise, Idaho; and George T. Smisor, Order Librar- 
ian at the University Library on the Riverside campus, and Mrs. Smisor. 

Organist in our Midst 

Richard Hudson, of the Rindery Preparation Section, can now go home 
alter a days work in the Library to an evening with a pipe organ recently 

t ,°, r hlm . b y Professor Hunter Mead of Caltech and Raymond Durant and 
installed in his studio- apartment on Westwood Roulevard. The organ's three 

wp™ h.°fl? lpeS D Wer ! lm P° rted from Germany, and the console and wind chests 
were built in Pasadena. 

of M.^!p h «nH ^V Ba 5 h u l0r °l MUS1C degree from the Oberlin Conservator, 
ot Music and a Master of Music from S\ 

J ° / a masL t er ° t Mus] , c irom Syracuse University. He has taught 
Li TV thCS £ f" d ° the r institutions. In 1952-53 he spent 
in the Netherlands as a Fulbnght scholar, studying organs of the Raroq 

a year 

a member !t^" "teresta carry him also into an exotic sphere. A, 
directed bv J f ^ 5'°^ *S Javanese music at UC LA. "Gamelan Udan Mas," 
v L ? a " tle ?°° d ' he is a P^former on the gambang kayu (a 

member Sh rlevTlL TU * ' ' theref °, re ;. *" »«°ciate °* ™°thfr Li bfary "s t a f f 
memDer, sniriey Hood, Theater Arts Librarian. 

September 21, 1956 157 

The TV Week 

Two television shows last week were of special interest to Library 
viewers. Lotfi Mansouri, husband of our Home Economics Librarian, Marjorie 
Mansouri, enacted his first major TV role, as the opera singer, Enrico 
Caruso, in the play, "The Day I Met Caruso," having been chosen for the role 
partly because of his striking resemblance to the singer. And the Volkmann 
twins, from UCLA, having reached the frightening point at which they might 
try for $32,000, on "The $64,000 Question" program, apparently pleased most 
of their well-wishers in Westwood by deciding to be content with their 
$16,000. Incidentally, the two library books they had with them, which they 
had kept out a bit late, as mentioned in the last issue of the Librar ian, 
came back safe to a Mercy-ful Circulation Department. 

Lifelong Learning Illustrated 

A picture of a tall pile of books is part of the cover design for the 
catalog of the Fall 1956 Extension offerings in Business Administration and 
Economics. It shows nine representative volumes in these fields which were 
assembled for a photographer last spring by the Institute of Industrial Re- 
lations Library. Seven of the nine volumes, says Paul Miles, IIR Librarian, 
are venerable texts from a gift of Dean Paul A. Dodd which reposed temporar- 
ily in the Institute Library on their way to the Gift and Exchange Section 
of the Main Library. "The photographer, " Mr. Miles says, "insisted on 
having old, wel 1 - seasoned volumes that looked as if they had been heavily 
used. These had, all right, as shown by their many marginal notes in the 
hand of P. A. Dodd, University of Pennsylvania and California at Los 
Angeles! " 

Also Available in Book Form 

Sequel to our story about Santa Barbara Librarian John E. Smith's play- 
ing of the "nightingale" with the Santa Barbara Orchestra last May (UCLA 
Librarian, June 15, 1956): Last month he received an honorary membership 
card in the Musicians' Union from Gregory Peck on the occasion of an or- 
chestra benefit premiere of the movie, Moby Dick. Mr. Smith comments that 
it was deflating to note that the membership expired the day after the pre- 
sentation. "Realizing suddenly," he says, "that 1 ibrarianship would remain 
my primary profession, I reminded the audience that Moby Dick is also avail- 
able in book form. " 

Project in the Northwest 

A complete and detailed study of the present library situation in 
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia is now being con- 
ducted by the Library Development Project sponsored by the Pacific Northwest 
Library Association, under a $60,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. Morton 
Kroll, who received his Ph.D. at UCLA in 1952 and did special research for 
the Bureau of Governmental Research, and who is now assistant professor of 
public administration at Wayne State University, is director of the project. 
The assistant director is Henry T. Drennan, head librarian of the Umatilla 
County Library, Pendleton, who did his field work for a month in our Hei- 
erence Department, in 1951, when he was a student in the University of Wash- 
ington School of Librarianship. Irving Lieberman, director of the library 
school at Washington, is chairman of the PNLA' s executive committee for the 
project. The project's headquarters is at the University of Washington. 

The purpose of the two-year project, which started on July 1, is to 

lhe purpose ot the two-year projcti, wnicn».«.« «..---, -, -~ 
prepare a feasible coordinated program of regional action for extending anc 
.improving library facilities in the Northwest. Its study of the present 
situation will be based on an analysis of existing 1 ibr ary f acil l ties in 
the areas concerned and of the cultural, economic, geographic, and politicai 
factors on which these facilities are dependent. 

158 UCLA Librarian 

North-South Clubs Meet 

Among the hosts to visiting members of the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles 
at their joint meeting two weeks ago with the Hoxhurghe Club of San Francisco 
were the University Libraries at Berkeley and Stanford, whose rare book 
rooms were opened for showings of some of their notable collections. At 
Berkeley both the Bancroft Library and the Rare Book Department had arranged 
special exhibits of books and manuscripts; at Stanford, J. Terry Bender, 
Chief of the Division of Special Collections, showed a collection of modern 
French bindings from the collections of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan A. Gunst and Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward 11. Heller, in the Albert M. Bender Boom, and a preview of 
an exhibit on "Authors as Illustrators, 18 4^ -1955, " which is now on public 
view at the Library until October 20. 

UCLA members of Zamorano who attended the meeting were Professors Majl 
Ewing, Willard E. Goodwin, and Richard Rudolph, Mr. Powell, who is president 
of the club, and Gordon Williams and Everett Moore. Among the Roxburghe 
Club's members present was David W. Heron, now Acting Associate Librarian at 
Stan ford. 

Sartorial Notes from the Library World 

There was a time when white-collar males were completely enslaved to 
the wearing of the standard suit- shirt- tie combination of clothing at any 
function more formal than mowing the lawn on a hot summer's day. However, 
some oppressed but rebellious-minded souls in the library world took en- 
couragement a year ago when Phineas Windsor, distinguished emeritus librar- 
ian of the University of Illinois, appeared in the steam-bath atmosphere of 
the ALA meetings ir Philadelphia in flowered Hawaiian shirts, looking cooler 
than any other man present. 

And now in the national library press (A/,/1 Bulletin, September 1956) 
appears a picture of a group of American librarians just arrived in Havana, 
following the Miami Reach Conference, in which amongst a rather standard- 
looking group of men in suits (with ties!) and women in suits or frocks (all 
be-hatted!) looms the figure of an old friend and former resident of Pacific 
Palisades, the president of ACBL, Robert Vosper, now of Lawrence, Kansas, 
clad in Bermuda-type shorts with knee-length socks and white short-sleeved 
sport shirt, looking. very much as if he had come down to the airport to meet 
the big PAA plane from which the fully-draped city folk had just emerged. 
Neither beads of perspiration on the ful 1 y- cl othed nor goose pimples on the 
man with bare knees are visible in the picture; nor does the magazine pub- 
lish a picture of what all the folks in the group were wearing an hour or 
so later. 

This week we have a report out of Yale {Yale University Library Staff 
/Veu>s, August 1956) concerning the conference on a better cataloging code, 
heJd in Chicago in June, in which we read that among those present was an 
old friend of the Yale Catalogue Department, "Budolf Engelbarts, head of the 
Catalog Department of U.C.L.A. (outfitted in his usual California casuals, 
this time ^consisting of a striking green print sport shirt and red canvas 
shoes;... (Usual dress was dictated, says the writer, by the steamy 
humid weather and the unconditioned auditorium in which the meetings were 
he J d. ) D 

With next year's ALA conference scheduled for Kansas City there may be 
a scramble to see who can out bermuda (or out-bikini?) the rest of the 
pack. One car. only hope that when ALA goes to San Francisco the following 
year there will be no shortage of frost-bite remedy for the many who by 
then will doubtless have been liberated from the long-pants conventions of 

(In^an early issue, perhaps: a note about an Assistant Librarian's 
unusual occasional" headpieces. -- Ed. ) 

Editnr £ rion « " SUed ! Very ° ther FriHav bv the Librarian's Office. 

°' F>erett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contnbutors to 

Robert F F *a Ack f rma ?' Elizabeth S. Rradstreet, William E. Conway, 

5r^sf.. E -w[ffra n m d w?'ne;n!r tte F - Glozer> Shirley Hood ' pa,,] m - Mi]es - 



Volume 10, Number 1 

October 5, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Miss Coryell and I are lunching today with Tatiana Keatinge and Rosemary 
Livsey to hear of their summer experience in teaching library courses at the 
University of Arizona. 

Last week I had the pleasure of awarding a twenty-year service pin to 
Dora Gerard and ten-year pins to Ann Greenwood and Roberta Nixon. 

On Wednesday night 
dinner meeting of the Z 
paper on Henry Christop 
Southwest Museum, eulog 
died in Santa Fe on Sep 
Hodge was the last of t 
Mr. Mink's tentative do 
the work of Hodge and h 

Just the day befor 
Marino to observe the 9 

Messrs. Moore, Williams, and I attended the opening 
amorano Club to hear Professor Earl Griggs read a 
he, King of Haiti. Carl Dentzel, director of the 
ized his famous predecessor, Frederick Webb Hodge, who 
tember 28, exactly a month short of his 92nd birthday, 
he titans of Southwestern ethnology and archaeology, 
ctoral dissertation in the Department of History is on 
is colleagues, Bandelier, Cushing, and Mathews, 
e Hodge's death the Zamorano Club journeyed to San 
4th birthday of Henry R. Wagner, its senior member. 

My recent trip to Dallas acquainted me with one of the newest and most 
beautifully useful public libraries in the Southwest. In addition to talking 
to the Friends of the Library, whose leadership it was that brought the new 
building, I lunched with antiquarian bookseller Sawnie Aldredge; the director 
of the Southern Methodist University Press and editor of the Southwest Review, 
Allen Maxwell, and assistant editor, Margaret Hartley; the Dallas Press book 
editor, Lon Tinkle; dined with the Friends' Executive committee, and visited 
the Southern Methodist University campus, where I met University Librarian 
Robert Trent, the Fondren Librarian, Lois Bailey, and the Theological School 
Librarian, Decherd H. Turner, Jr. 

Dallas's lawns are burned brown because of drought, and what water there 
is tastes like medicine. 

On display in the Public Library was the General Theological Seminary's 
copy of the Gutenberg Bible, loaned for the week by the New York Episcopal 
seminary — an unexpected sight which startled me when I first entered the 
buil ding. 

The late Seymour Thomas was the best known of local portrait painters. 
His portrait of Regent Sartori hangs in the room off the rotunda, and his 
painting of Osier which once hung over the Loan Desk is now in the Medical 
Center. His executors have been giving his paintings to galleries throughout 
the country, and IJCL A recei ved "Lady in Brown," a portrait of his wife, 
painted by Thomas in 1894 when she arrived in London for their marriage. We 
have hung it at the Clark Library, where it forms a superb illustration of 
the Wilde and the Nineties collections. 


UCLA Librarian 

Another remarkable gift to the Main Library came last month from Dr. 
Myron Prinzmetal, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, in the form ol 
Shakespeare Fourth Folio (1683). Although the Clark Library owns twelve 
examples of the four Folios, the Prinzmetal Fourth is the first of any of the 
four to be held by CLU. It was a duplicate in the Prinzmetal collection, the 
Beverly Hills Physician having acquired in the space of this summer a fine 
set of all four Folios. 

A family move nearer to campus has enabled Florence Williams to rejoin 
the administrative office staff after an absence of nearly a year. As Secre- 
tary she will serve as a general assistant to Miss Bradstreet in a variety 
of tasks and responsibilities. This is a homecoming of deep satisfaction to 
all concerned. 


Personnel Changes 

Richard E. Michener, new Senior Library Assistant in the Reference 
Department, is a graduate of Pomona College; he had earlier worked part-time 
for some years with his father, J. Reid Michener, bookseller in Chicago, and 
has just completed three years' service with the Army. 

Sabina Thome has been appointed Principal Library Assistant in the 
Interlibrary Loans Section of the Reference Department. She has recently 
been a script secretary with CBS Television in Hollywood. 

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Resignations have been received from Mrs. Anne znrre icn, senior LiDrary 
Assistant in the Geology Library, and Mrs. Garnet Mallery, Senior Library 
Assistant in' the Gift and Exchange section. Mrs. Ehrreich is leaving so that 
she may spend more time with her family. Mrs. Mallery is moving from the 
local area. 

As of October 1, Mrs. Mary Wilson will be Senior Library Assistant in 
the Geology Library. She has been working in that branch on a part-time 
basis since October 1955. 


Among recent patrons of the Department of Special Collections is Mrs. 
Helen Woodward, who is doing research on the trial of Laura Fair, for the 
Virginia City Terr i tor ial Enterprise . 

Professor H. Dan Piper, of the Department of English at the California 
Institute of Technology, recently visited the Library with Roger M. Assel ineau, 
of the University of Lyon, to investigate our holdings of manuscript materials 
in American literature. 

Kenneth J. Hsu, Research Geologist for the Shell Development Company of 
Houston, Texas, was a visitor to the Geology Library on September 10. Mr. 
Hsu, who received his Ph.D. in Geology from UCLA in 1954, is using the Geol- 
ogy Library while completing his studies of the Pliocene sediments of South- 
ern California. 

On September 21 If. Roy Holleman, Librarian on the La Jolla campus, 
visited the Library. 

Mrs. Edward A. Dickson called at the Library on September 24 and was 
shown the collection of the late Regent Dickson's papers, now in the process 
of being organized in the Department of Special Collections. Mrs. Dickson 
continues to add material to this important collection of books, papers, and 
memorabil ia. 

October 5, 1956 

Brett Weston Exhibit 

An exhibition of the photographs of Brett Weston, son of Edward Weston, 
will open in the Library on Monday, October 15, to run for one month. Brett 
Weston s work is among the best of the modern photographers, and follows in 
the Western tradition of pure photography, emphasizing clarity of vision and 
clean technique without non- photogr aphic manipulation. He is one of that 
minority of photographers using the large camera, and the prints shown are 
all contact, printed from either 8x 10 or 11 x 14 negatives. The brilliance 
and quality of these prints, as well as the uniqueness of Mr. Weston's vision, 
will be, literally, an eye opener for those accustomed almost exclusively to 
enlargements from miniature negatives. 

Attractive Handbook from UCR 

Some droll views of the 
operation of the Letters and 
Science Library on the River- 
side campus of the University 
are provided in that Library' s 
new handbook by the cartoons 
drawn by John F. Goins, As- 
sistant Professor of Anthro- 
pology at Riverside. The 
handbook also employs a number 
of photographs to illustrate 
the Library's indoor and out- 
door reading areas, and a fine 
aerial view of the campus for 
a cover design. Gordon P. 
Martin, Assistant Librarian 
and Reference Librarian, 
edited the text of this at- 
tractive booklet with the 
assistance of Dorothea Berry 
and Clayton Brown, also of 
the UCR Library staff. 

{special search- \ 

From UCR Library Handbook 

KU, From B to W 

A unique alphabetical arrangement of topics has been followed in this 
year's edition of S tudents and Librar ies at the Univer s ity of Kansas, the 

UCLA Librar ian 

From Old Stack 

(Editor's Note: Received from one of our correspondents who calls her- 
self "Oldest Living Inhabitant" are the following exclusive reports from Old 
Stack, who, at the age of 27, is now going through a phase of sudden growth 
and readjustment, and has been having a bit of surgery to remove some bother- 
some obstructions. He is expected to end up in better shape than ever.) 

September 10th: The congested condition has been bad for my morale, and 
digestion was becoming more and more difficult, near to impossible, but I've 
been through attacks like this before and managed to come out very well. 
This last one did come rather soon, though... Wonder if they do come sooner 
with age? However, the surgery they are using this time is extremely painful 
and bids fair to be embarrassing for some time to come. My lovely rear end 
— it has slept for a quarter of a century in the sun, and now it's a pile of 
rubble at my feet. I was stubborn and proud about letting it go. I remem- 
bered Librarian Goodwin showing his staff back there in 1928 how carefully 
each brick was laid, and with what mortar — -"If there were an earthquake," he 
said, "you couldn't be safer than in this building." And the big man on this 
job, the one who has been a garage man for twenty years and is now back to 
his old trade of carpentering — and losing a couple of pounds a day on my 
stairs, I might add — says to the Oldest Living Inhabi tan t," Sister , that there 
wall was built to last a millyun years." They tell me that my new south wall 
is to be simple, with something called "knockout panels." They do things 
differently these days, don't they? 

September 26th: They're down to solid concrete now, and the last of the 
old bricks are being taken away. Mr. DeCamp told O.L.I, the other day that 
he expects to be "in major construction" by tomorrow, that with any luck 
they'd be putting in the caissons next Monday. Over in the PE 1428 section, 
the books say a caisson is used for constructing under water — and I guess 
maybe we are due for a wet winter. The books talk a little — they're all 
dirty now. Nobody can tell the elite research material from the run-of-the- 
mill term-paper stuff, and their respective attitudes are just about what 
you might expect. 

George Washington Visits Special Collections 

The spirit of '56 blew into the Department of Special Collections in the 
person of a young man who casually whipped two leather bound volumes from his 
briefcase and said "I think they are from the library of George Washington, 
they have his signatures on the first leaves." 

Special Collections' first reaction, understandable to all who have been 
shown hundreds of spurious "Ulster Gazettes" and worthless old family Bibles 
was "and whom are you kidding?" 

But some research yielded the information that the item, Shipley's Works, 
two volumes, nad originally been catalogued and described in the inventory of 
Washington's books and estimated at the time of his death at $4. 00 (See: Bos- 
ton Athenaeum, Washington Collection, App. item 39). Present estimated worth 
S400 to $500. 

The young man who owns the volumes neither wants to sell them nor donate 
them to the Library at this time, but he was sufficiently impressed by their 
value to permit Leo Linder to treat them to a coat of leather dressing to 
preserve their bindings and to permit Mrs. Glozer to wrap them before he put 
them back into his briefcase with his current textbooks. 

Invitation from La Jolla 

The staff of the Library of Scripps Institution of Oceanography is 
Planning a family party on Thursday afternoon, November 1, from 2 until 4. 
All librarians from the other University of California campuses who are 
attending the CLA Conference in San Diego are invited to tour the Library at 
La Jolla— and to detour by the refreshment table. 

October 5, 1956 

Student Assistant Comes Home to Teach 

five years ago last June a graduating senior in philosophy, Herbert 
Morris, completed several years' work as a student assistant in the Under- 
graduate Library. He was graduated with honors, and went on to Yale Law 
School. There he completed the course with great distinction and, after 
spending a summer at UCLA, working again in the Undergraduate Library, and 
in the receiving room, went to Oxford on a Fulbright grant to resume his 
studies in philosophy. After two years in St. John's College he was granted 
his doctorate from Oxford in August, and headed back to Los Angeles. Last 
month he took up his new duties as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UCLA. 
And to maintain direct contact with the Library, Mr. Morris's wife, Virginia, 
to whom he was married last May in Florence, started to work in the Library 
as a student assistant. In the Undergraduate Library, of course! 

California History Course at Dawson's 

University Extension has announced a course, "Sources of California 
History," 810, which is being presented in a series of lectures at Dawson's 
Book Shop, 550 South Figueroa Street, on Tuesday evenings from 8 to 10. The 
lectures are listed as follows: 

September 25 Mission Libraries in California 1769-1956 

Maynard Geiger, 0. F. M. , of Santa Barbara Mission 

California Republic and the Mexican War 

Carl Dentzel, of the Southwest Museum 

Gold Miner in California History 

John Caughey, UCLA 

Doctor in California History 

Harvey Starr, M.D. 

Printer in Cali fornia History 

Ward Kitchie, Los Angeles printer 

Real Estate Agent in California History 

Glenn Dumke, of Occidental College 

Librar ian in California History 

Lawrence Clark Powell 

Angeles in the ' Nine t ies 

John Baur, of the Los Angeles County Museum 
series is S9.00 and the class is limited to forty 


CLA Documents Committee Plans Workshop Meeting 

Miss Esther Schuerman, Chairman of the CLA Documents Committee, announces 
that "California Statistics in Government Publications" will be the subject of 
a workshop meeting sponsored by that committee on December 7 in the auditorium 
of the Oakland Public Library. The program will include a brief general ses- 
sion, three section meetings at which speakers will discuss sources for agri- 
culture, population, and business statistics and statistics relating to state 
and local government. Luncheon and workshop sessions will also be held, dur- 
ing which those attending will become more familiar with the publications 
through the use of problem sheets. 

George Bailey, of the University Library at Davis, is general chairman 
for the meeting. He will be assisted by Elinor Alexander, University Library 
at Berkeley; Constance Lee, Mary Schell, and Martin Thomas of the California 
State Library; Esther Schuerman, Sacramento City Library; and Raymund Wood, 
Fresno State College Library. All who are interested in documents work and 
who did not receive a formal announcement and wish to attend, are invited to 
communicate with Miss Schuerman, Sacramento City Library, Sacramento 14. 

October 2 


October 9 


October 16 


October 23 


October 30 


November 13 


November 20 


The fee for 

the s 

s tuden ts . 

UCLA I. ibrar i an 

Personnel Institute at SC 

An Institute on Library Personnel Administration will be conducted by 
the School of Library Science of the University of Southern California, 
October 8 to 10, in the Uoheny Memorial Library. The Coordinator will be 
Mrs. Kathleen Stebbins, Personnel Director of the Detroit Pu bl i c Li br ar y . 
Among the subjects to be studied will be the development and training of 
library personnel, communication with personnel, and library public rela- 
tions. A Library Problem Clinic, to be conducted on the third day, will 
Feature group discussions led by representative librarians of the community, 
Tor further details see the Library bulletin board in Room 200. 

"Lack of Support" is the Cause 

In a recent issue of The American Book Col lector , its Editor, referring 
to the demise of two such excellent bibliographical publications as the 
United States Quarterly Book Review and the British weekly, De s iderata, ob- 
served that these were only the latest of a string of failures of such peri- 
odicals, another recent one being John O'London' s Weekly, and a somewhat 
earlier one Dent Smith's Encore. "Lack of support," lie shows, is the real 
cause of such deaths, and he turns to comment on the plight of his own pub- 
lication, lie asserts that libraries and the antiquarian book trade have 
failed to cooperate as they have failed to cooperate with the ABC's many 
predecessors. After six years of -publication, only 106 libraries in the 
United States subscribe, out of a total of over 13,000 libraries, and 153 
booksellers, out of a total of approximately 2,000 rare booksellers, anti- 
quarian dealers, secondhand shops, and book scouts. Its subscription list 
consists almost entirely of private collectors. 

"We had big plans, too," says W. P. Thorsen, the Editor and Publisher, 
"when we started. Printing 25,000 copies of the first number, mailing a 
specimen copy to every library. Charter subscriptions were $1.00, which we 
thought would surely appeal to every librarian and dealer. Today, with 
skyrocketing printing anil paper costs, we have more subscribers at $5.00 
than we had at one dollar. The conversion from our former newspaper tabloid 
to a more convenient magazine format brought many new subscriptions. Rut in 
order to make the ABC sel f - siist a ining, a minimum of 5,000 subscribers is 
needed. The current' issue is an indication of what can be done every month 
if the libraries and dealers would only subscribe. However, the general 
run-of-the-mill librarian and dealer are not concerned with the only book 
collector's magazine published in America. They live a sheltered life in 
their own little world and don't care a hoot about the men and women who 
laboriously try to further the interest in books. Charles P. Everitt's The 
Adventures oj a Treasure Hunter, ought to be included as compulsory reading 
lor every student librarian. 

"Lest you, gentle reader, get the opinion that our librarian attitude 
is vicious and malignant, we give you the following true story. 

In L951 the American Library Association held its 75th Anniversary 
conference here in Chicago. We rented a booth ($119.50), and printed 5,000 
additional copies of the current ABC which were distributed gratis to visit- 
ing librarians by two salaried young ladies {ABC Vol. TI, No. 1). The con- 
ference lasted from July 7-13. Our booth was next to the one occupied by 
the Reader's Digest, with continuous traffic passing down the aisle. When 
we closed the last day, we had sold one (1) subscription, and at. the tabloid 
rate of $2.00. Later we received another subscription by mail." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
f.ditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors 
this issue: Elizabeths. Bradstreet, Li se lot te Gl o zer , Deborah King, Cordon 
Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. 





Volume 10, Number 2 

October 19, 1956 

From the Librarian 

No one who knew him guessed that Professor Frederic T. Blanchard, author- 
ity on Fielding and other 18th century literary matters, had written his will 
in favor of the UCLA Library. Nearly ten thousand volumes and $50,000 were 

left upon his death in 1946. The books, all du- 
plicates of Main Library holdings, formed the new 
English Reading Room which was located in Royce 
Hall until its recent move into elegant and prac- 
tical quarters in the new Humanities Building. The 
funds were invested by the Regents to yield about 
$1800 yearly for the acquisition of 18th century 
English literary research materials for the Main 
Library, an excellent extension of the Clark Li- 
brary's earlier holdings. 

The other day I spent an hour in the English 
Reading Room with its librarian, Grace Hunt, recal- 
ling old times and observing the varied use being 
made of the new facility. Mrs. Hunt was a member 
of the Catalog Department when I was in the Acqui- 
sitions Department, and the public catalog was our 
common meeting ground. Later she went to the Pres- 
ident's Office as chief file clerk, before assuming 
the 1 ibrarianship of the E.R.R. under the joint di- 
rection of Professor Ma j 1 Ewing, then Chairman of 
the department, and the Library. In her work there 
she has gained an impressive reputation for intel- 
ligent and willing service to students and faculty, 
far beyond the call of duty. At one institution on 
this coast the librarians at the public desk were 
known as The Gloomy Princesses. In contrast Grace Hunt is The Gracious Host- 
ess, and no librarian anywhere could ask for a better sobriquet. 

I am happy for this opportunity to salute an old friend and colleague and 
valued staff member, and to wish the new English Reading Room long, fruitful 
years in her strong and willing hands. 

In a meeting yesterday with Warren Schmidt of University Extension, Miss 
Ackerman, Mr. Williams, and I further developed plans for a Library Institute 
to be held on campus next August. Earlier in the year we had advice on the 
matter from Thelma Reid, John E. Smith, Edwin Castagna, Harold Hamill, and John 
D. Henderson. Details will be given in a later issue. 

On Tuesday the Senate Library Committee met in my office to consider re- 
quests for purchases from the Reserve Fund, and to hear a report from Mr. 
Williams on the building program. Earlier the same day I met with Miss Coryell 

Frederic T. Blanchard, 1878-1946 

UCLA Librar ian 

and Professors Sherer and Johnson to discuss the growth of the Education Li- 
brary. Last week at a meeting of the Campus Building and Development Com- 
mittee, I heard Supervising Architect Welton Becket speak on the latest changes 
in the Campus Master Plan. 

Chief Personnel Officer Boynton Kaiser and Campus Personnel Officer 
Mildred Foreman met with me last week as secretary of the Library Council to 
discuss matters affecting all campus libraries. 

Service pins I had the pleasure of awarding recently include a fifteen- 
year one to Hjlmar "Jack" Lind, head gardener at the Clark Library, and a ten- 
year pin to Mary de Wolf, Art librarian. 

With an introduction from Frances Clarke Sayers, my wife and I drove to 
Arroyo Grande last week to call on the executrix of Ella Young, the legendary 
Irish revolutionary, folklorist, writer, and seer who died in nearby Oceano 
last summer in her 89th year. We were able fortunately to return with a car- 
load of manuscripts, letters, books, and other literary items left unbequeathed 
by Miss Young. In 1945 she published a book of memoirs called Flowering Dusk, 
which contains beautiful descriptions of the dunes country on the central 
California coast where she spent the last thirty years of her life. 


Personnel Changes 







Mrs. Jane C. Friedenthal has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in 
Reserve Book Room of the Circulation Department. Mrs. Friedenthal re- 
ed her B.A. from Boston University in 1955 and worked in the Boston Public 
ary last year. 

Arthur K. Koskela, new Senior Library Assistant in the Gift and Exchange 
ion of the Acquisitions Department, received his B.A. from St. 01 af Col- 
in Minnesota and has completed two years' service in the Army, during 
h he worked in Army libraries. 
Mrs. Virginia A. Hannah, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the 
c Library, attended Long Beach State College. 

William C. McCalmont , formerly Senior Library Assistant in the Graduate 
ing Room, has been reclassified as Principal Library Assistant in the 
rnment Publications Room, where he replaces Helen Skolnik. 

Old Stack's Report, II 

October 10th. Five caissons down, and sure enough- -rain ! Of course, 
that could have been brought on by the fact that last Monday the contractor's 
supervisor, Mr. Wilson, turned up in spanking new khaki and a broadbrimmed 
white Dizzy Dean type hat. He went back to normal, but fast, although yes- 
terday morning I woke up to find him cleaning his car with the air hose which 
runs the drills. Wish he would use it on the building! Still drilling in- 
side on my northeast and northwest flanks in the hall outside and into the 
w! 1 Ik i. '_■ y Say -! is f ° r ven tilation of my old self. Imagine what 

one 1 \l„tl a t0 R d u a « my fir M fc fuU breath in almost ten vears! Haven't had 

„ "V e K^ ?° b y° Sper ' NeaJ Harlow . a nd the Editor of the Librarian 
neJped O.L.I, break a beer can on my last addition. 

Ihey ve drilled fiv* rloon ™1<»„<» D ..-j„_ _.. ^_ 




October 19, 1956 


On October 4 Thomas B. Nolan, Director of the United States Geological 
Survey, visited the Geology Library with Messrs. Putnam, Durrell, and McGill 
of the department of Geology. He was in Los Angeles for the convention of 
the American Mining Congress. 

James Helyar, of the Acquisitions Department of the University of Kansas 
Library, and Editor of The Gamut, and Mrs. Helyar, and David Ball, Serial 
Order Librarian at KU, visited the Library on October 9. Mr. and Mrs. Helyar 
were formerly with the National Central Library in London. 

Julian Michel, Head of the Processing Division at the Fresno State 
College Library, visited the Library on October 11. He was particularly in- 
terested in studying our handling of serials and maps. 

Modest Altschuler, former cellist and orchestra conductor, now living in 
retirement in Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
October 11. Mr. Altschuler organized the Russian Symphony Orchestra in New 
York in 1903 for the express purpose of introducing and performing Russian 
music in the United States, and made several successful nation-wide tours 
with it. 

Last week Mr. Powell was visited by Emil Sandme ier , President of the 
CSEA, to discuss Community Chest matters. With him was Maurice E. McLaughlin, 
of Santa Monica, regional representative for the Chest, whom Mr. Powell re- 
called as a great tennis player of yesterday, known popularly as the 
"California Comet," in the second decade of the century. 

Professor McHenry on the Elections 

Professor Dean E. McHenry, of the department of Political Science, will 
present "An Analysis; of the 1956 Elections, With Special Emphasis on the 
Platforms, Campaign Issues, and Candidates" at the Staff Association's first 
program of the season, on Monday, October 22, at 4 p.m., in the Staff Room. 

Academic Senate Appointment 

Mr. Powell has been appointed a member of Group VI of the Legislative 
Assembly of the Academic Senate, for a term to end June 30, 1957. 

Translation Services at Biomedical Library 

The Biomedical Library announces that it maintains a file of the names 
of Medical Center personnel and students on the UCLA campus who are qualified 
to translate articles from certain foreign languages into English. Languages 
covered at present are German, Hungarian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Swedish, 
and Norwegian. Anyone who is interested and qualified may ask one of the 
Biomedical Reference librarians to have his name added to the file. The lan- 
guages particularly needed at this time are Slavic and Oriental. Further in- 
formation about translation services available to the medical profession, and 
notes on indexes to translations and translated journals, are published in 
the Biomedical Library's List No. 96, October 4, 1956. 


***Staff members wishing to obtain or to offer transportation to and 
from campus should write to Gerry Gwynne, Chairman of the CSEA Car Pool Com- 
mittee, in care of the CSEA Office. 

***The American Library Association is offering its members a group in- 
surance plan, the details of which are outlined in a brochure recently mailed 
to the membership. Anyone interested who has not received the brochure will 
find it posted on the Official Bulletin Board in Room 200. 

_ UCLA Librarian 

Alumni Association Officers 

Louise Darling, Biomedical Librarian, and Johanna Tallman Engineering 
Librarian, were recently elected to offices in the UC School of Librarianship 
Alumni Association. Miss Darling is the new Treasurer, and Mrs. Tallman is 
the Association's representative for Southern California. 

Some Editors We Know 

Two former staff members have become editors of important national li- 
brary projects. The appointment of Seymour Lubetzky, Consultant on Biblio- 
graphic and Cataloging Policy at the Library of Congress, to edit the new 
edition of the American Library Association's Rules for Author and litle 
Entries, was announced in a recent issue of the Library of Congress Informa- 
tion Bulletin. The same issue announced that Benjamin A. Custer, Director of 
Processing in the Detroit Public Library, would edit the latest edition of the 
Dewey classification, on which much work had already been done while David J. 
Haykin of the Library of Congress held the editorship. Mr. Lubetzky was 
chief reviser and was in charge of subject heading work at UCLA until he left 
for Washington in 1943. Mr. Custer was Head of the UCLA Catalog Department 
from 1939 to 1943. 

College and Research Libraries Program Announced 

The full program for the College, University, and Research Library Sec- 
tion's meetings during the forthcoming CLA Conference in San Diego has been 
announced by Miss Helen Azhderian, President of the Section. The Third Gen- 
eral Session of the Conference, at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, is to be 
sponsored by the Section, and will be addressed by David H. Clift, Executive 
Secretary of the American Library Association, under the subject, "The Odds 
Favor the Reader." Simon Nowel 1 -Smith, Secretary and Librarian of the London 
Library, and former Assistant Editor of the Times Literary Supplement , will 
address the luncheon meeting of the Section on Thursday on "A Librarian' s 
Testament." The speaker at the 10 a.m. meeting on Friday, November 2, will 
be Mrs. Frances Neel Cheney, Acting Director of the Library School of George 
Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee, and author of the Wilson 
Library Bulletin's regular column, "Current Reference Books.' 

Uclans to Address CLA 

Among the speakers at general sessions of the California Library As- 
sociation Conference at San Diego are two members of the UCLA staff and 
faculty. Evelyn Caldwell Hooker (Mrs. Edward N. Hooker), Research Associate 
in Psychology, will address the First General Session on Wednesday morning, 
October 31, on "A Life to Live and a Job to Do"; and Frances Clarke Sayers, 
of the Department of English is to speak at the Fourth General Session, 
Friday afternoon, November 2, on "Children and Literature: Beginnings." 

Grow Old Along with Me! 

Are prospective librarians being scared away from the profession by 
rigorous requirements? Some may think the "Fifty year library school degree" 
stipulated by the Detroit Public Library in a " Positions Open " listing for a 
Social Sciences Librarian, in the Library Placement Exchange for October 1, 
is a little stiff. But this may be just the break some of our senior citi- 
zens have been hoping for. 

Mr. Joe Smith, Esq.? 

The Christian Science Monitor reports that a certain public library in 
Oreat Britain reserves the title of "Esq." for male readers who borrow serious 
books, and addresses male readers of light fiction as "Mr." No report yet as 
to what happens when one of said male readers decides in a careless moment to 
read one of each. 

October 19, 1956 ' H 

Somewhere off Nantucket Lightship 

That the reverberations of a major maritime disaster are truly worldwide 
was indicated by a report in the CU News of September 20. Now we have learned 
that the Berkeley Library was not alone in being affected by the sinking of 
the Andrea Doria in July. The following letter was recently received in our 
Serials Section: 

"We have just ascertained that our shipment of July 9, 1956, went on the 
Andrea Doria and enclose a copy of memo periodicals addressed to your librar- 
ies. Duplicates will be sent as soon as possible. In the meanwhile we beg 
your forbearance. The loss of 59 packages is all quite a blow to us. Thank 

Yours very respectfully, 
Libreria Liberma" 

Book Program of the Asia Foundation 

Progress of the Books for Asian Students Program of the Asia Foundation, 
in San Francisco, is described in the Foundation's latest monthly report. 
Several of its overseas representatives have told there of the success of 
this program in supplying Asian libraries with new and used books from the 
United States. "It was in Japan," says the report, "that the project of dis- 
tributing used textbooks from the United States was initiated, in the early 
part of 1955. A recent report from the Asia Foundation Representative in 
Tokyo indicates that the steady growth in the activities of the program has 
been surpassed only by the ever- increasing eagerness of Japanese educators 
and students for books. By June 30 of this year books had been distributed 
to almost all parts of Japan, with all but two of the country's forty-six 
prefectures included in the list of addresses to which shipments had been sent. 
In the period from August 1, 1955, to June 30, 1956, 81,089 books were dis- 
tributed to 883 institutions and individuals, including 170 colleges and 
universities. Japanese students and educators in turn contributed some 
3,460 books, which have been donated to the University of the Ryukyus. Thus 
the book program in Japan has begun to assume the characteristics of an ex- 
change and is now known there as the 'Book Exchange Program.' 

Under this program directed by Carleton Lowenberg, a former bookseller, 
books and periodicals are received in its warehouse in San Francisco from 
university, college, and public libraries, booksellers, publishers, and pri- 
vate individuals throughout the United States. From there they are distrib- 
uted to libraries in all parts of Asia at no cost to the donor, who may, if 
he wishes, designate a particular library or school to receive a group of 
books sent to the Program. 

As of October 1, 1956, the Program, now only in its second year, has 
shipped 297,889 books and 40,636 journals to over 400 school, college and 
university libraries in sixteen Asian countries. The UCLA Library, through 
the Gift and Exchange Section, has made several shipments to the Program and 
plans to increase its participation in the future. 

For the Educated Man and Woman 

The attractive new library handbooks of Stanford University and the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina contain welcoming messages that hit a striking 
parallel, presumably by inadvertent collusion. At Stanford, President J. E. 
Wallace Sterling expresses the hope "that every student will regard this 
handbook as a friendly and useful guide both to learning and to the kind of 
exciting recreation which only the educated man and woman can enjoy." 
Andrew H. Horn, at North Carolina, advises students at Chapel Hill that "Once 
the organization and specialized services are unde rstood. . . the rich rewards 
and intellectual stimulation derived from the intelligent use of a truly 
great library are among the most exciting experiences encountered in the 
process of becoming an educated man or woman.' 


UCLA Librarian 


Who's It? Compiled and illustrated by Patricia Evans. 
Bookshop, San Francisco. 2 5 <t - 

The Porpoise 

Patricia Evans, whose sharp eyes and ears brought us those beguiling 
little paper bound books Jump Rope Rhymes, Jacks, and Hop- 
scotch, has been eavesdropping again, and brings us now a 
companion volume of counting out rhymes she has overheard in 
the streets of San Francisco. Children, in the songs they 
sing and the games they play, often reach back to the sin- 
ister origins of man's custom and belief. The long shadow 
of the primitive past stretches over the gay, musical rig- 
maroles children use in their computation of "Who's It?" 
When children play hide and seek, or I spy, and count to 
discover which one will have to seek the others, they take 
part, all unknowing, in an ancient and dire ritual of 
choice. By this device the scape-goat, the sacrifice, the 
one fated to kill or to be killed was chosen, in the long, dim past. 

All of this Miss Evans indicates in her brief introduction, in which she 
also describes the varieties of ways of counting out: by pointing to the per- 
son, by substitution of hand or foot or by other devices. It is in this in- 
troduction one comes upon an editorial comment, addressed to children, which 
should be seriously considered by every reader. 

"There aren't as many counting-out rhymes in use today as there used to 
be. The reason for this is that we don't really play games as much as we 
used to. Things to watch, instead of to do, occupy too much of our time. 
Playing games is a lot more fun than watching things. When you just sit and 
watch you are not letting your minds or your bodies develop. Sports let 
your bodies develop, but it takes games for you to grow up really strong and 
smart. " 

As for the rhymes themselves, some have shining threads of poetry in them: 

Engine engine 
Number nine 
Running down 
Chicago line 
See her sparkle 
See her shine 
Engine engine 
Number nine. 

Intry mintry cutry corn 

Apple seed and apple thorn 

Wire, brier, limberlock 

Three geese in a flock 

One flew east 

And one flew west 

And one flew over the cuckoo's nest. 

Some are as starkly sculptured as a poem by 
Marianne Moore: 

Butter, leve, bone, stry 
Hair, brit, brof, nack 
We, wo, wack 
OUT spells 
Out goes he. 

Some echo the Industrial Revolution. (See 
illustration at left.) 

Some are bits of social history: 

W.P.A., W.P.A. 
You' re let out 
Go get your pay. 

October 19, 1956 


And in one, notable for terseness and purity of rhyme, the great nation- 
al sport is honored. (See below.) 

Engle bengle 
Casey Stengel 
April fool 
Lefty O'Doul 
Go to hell 
Dick Bartell 
OUT spells out 
Out goes you. 

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or compar 

their lineage. 


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ction is largely contemporary and 
though there are echoes of the 
o attempt is made to trace ori- 
e versions, beyond mention of 
But it is lively reporting of 

currency among today's chil- 
d reading it is too; vigorous, 
s purpose, tart on the tongue, 

love of song and poetry, 
ime for the approaching holidays, 
e books are now available as a 

surprise envelope having been 
commodate them. The price for 
ope included, is one dollar. 
--Frances Clarke Sayers 

Berkeley's Two-Mil] ionth-Book Talks Published 

The talks given at the celebration a year ago of the acquisition by the 
University Library at Berkeley of its two-millionth volume have been pub- 
lished in a handsomely printed booklet just issued by the Library on the 
Berkeley campus. It was designed by Adrian Wilson and printed by the Uni- 
versity Printing Department. The speakers were President Robert Gordon 
Sproul, Chancellor Clark Kerr, Professor James D. Hart, and Librarian Donald 
Coney, who presided at the meeting. A copy of the 1623 Folio of Shakespeare's 
plays was accessioned as number 2,000,000. 

ARL Reconstitution 

Four university 1 ibraries- -Florida, Michigan State, Purdue, and Rutgers-- 
have recently been admitted to membership in the Association of Research Li- 
braries, according to results of the association's voting on reconstitution, 
just announced. This brings the number of members to forty-nine. Member 
institutions on the Pacific Coast are the University of California Libraries 
at Berkeley and Los Angeles and the Libraries of Stanford University and the 
University of Washington. 

Horror Story for Librarians 

Matt Weinstock, columnist of the Los Angeles Mirror-News, and friend 
(we thought) of libraries great and small, recently told a story that will 
chill the blood of the strongest of us. A man he knows, he says, tried to 
look up a number in his wife's little black telephone book and discovered 
she had listed her father's number under "Father," American Airlines under 
"Travel," her married daughter's number under her nickname, Queenie, and the 
Japanese gardener under "Flowers." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Page Ackerman, Rudolf K. Engelbarts, Deborah King, Florence 
Williams, Mary Wilson, and Frances Clarke Sayers (Department of English). 


Volume 10, Number 3 

November 2, 1956 

About the Librarian 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 26. In spite of all that two major 
airlines attempted in the way of dropping an engine and losing luggage, Mr. 
Powell reached the Ra 1 eigh -Durham airport only three hours behind schedule 
yesterday, our correspondent in Chape] Hill reports. Greeted by anxious Andy 
Horn, who was nibbling away at his fingers with mounting conviction that his 
opinion of air travel was correct after all, the relaxed western traveler 

nhinno/1 t" n » t" a irlnoo r\ t mill.- onrl o oimlmi ^L ...,.,. 1 . 3 ,.,-,» V* « nm-I « n ^.-i^v^.^ ^. *- 


mentioned that a glass of milk and a sandwich would not be amiss since it i 
been a bit bumpy and there had been no refreshments in Tulsa where the forced 
landing had occurred at 3:00 a.m. An hour after his arrival, the UCLA Librar- 
ian started his talk, "Purple Sage and Western Stars," in the Louis Round 
Wilson Library assembly room. Tn addition to the University of North Carolina 
Library staff, the audience included the students and faculty of the Library 
School, Duke Librarian Ren Powell, Woman's College Librarian Charles Adams 
and a couple of his staff, and Librarian Emeritus Charles E. Rush--about 150 
in all. 

The beautiful (there's not quite any other word for it) fifty-minute talk 
made ex- west erners -- among them former UCLA staffer Rob Thomason - -homesick , and 
solid southerners a- bit ashamed of their forests and fifty-two inch rainfall, 
and sent them all scurrying to the stacks for Zane Grey, Mary Austin, Harvey 
Fergusson. faithful Powell fans were present, and opined it was the best he 

(For news From the Librarian, see page 19.) 
Personnel Changes 

William llobson, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Graduate 
Heading Room, is the brother of Walstan Steel Hobson, student assistant to Mr. 
Powell in the Acquisitions department during tlte early 1940's. Steel died in 
the Rattle of Leyte Gulf, and his books formed the nucleus of a memorial li- 
brary which has been added to every year by his parents. William Robson grad- 
uated last June from Montana State University. 

Beverly Gibson has resigned her position of Typist-Clerk in the Riomedi- 
cal Library to take advantage of an opportunity to work in Europe for several 


Mrs. Wilma Fledderman Wilson has transferred from the Catalog Department 
to the Riomedical Library, where she will be working one-half time. 


UCLA Librar ian 

The following reclassifications are announced: Mrs. LaVone Deaper, from 
Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant, in the Catalog De- 
partment; Mrs. Zoya Gilboa, from Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Department to 
Senior Library Assistant; Helen Peak, from Senior Library Assistant to Prin- 
cipal Library Assistant, in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library; 
Kathleen Stanton, from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant, in the En- 
gineering Library. 


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30, en route t 

William Elton of the English Department on the Riverside cam- 
isited the Department of Special Collections to familiarize 
ome of the collections relating to 20th century literary 

. Wreden, antiquarian bookseller of Palo Alto, and Mrs. Wreden 
Library on October 17. 

r 22, F. Sherman Baker of the St. Marks Press in New York, 
Librarian's Office. 

s Fraser, Director of the American Library in Paris, visited 
October 25. Later that day he delivered a lecture on the cam- 
Attitudes Toward American Problems." Mr. Fraser was presented 
is annual tour of the United States, under the joint auspices 
ee on Public Lectures, the University Library, and the Depart- 
, and was introduced by Gordon Williams. 

r 26 Yuzo Y amamoto , one of the foremost novelists of Japan, 
iental Library with Ichiro Nishizaki, Visiting Assistant Pro- 
ntal Languages. Mr. Yamamoto is visiting the United States 
ices of the Department of State. 

. Amerine, Professor of Enology on the Davis campus, and Louise 
Whittier, retired Reference Librarian of the Davis campus, 
of the Library's sets of French and Italian trade journals 
onnection with their preparation of a check list of books and 
rapes and wine and related subjects, 1900-1937. This will be 
lume to their Check List ... 19 38- 1948, publ ished by the Univer- 

aret D. Uridge, head of the Interlibrary Borrowing Service on 
ampus, and Miss Sheila Daniels, of the University of Edinburgh 
pending an exchange year at CU, visited the Library on October 
o San Diego. 

Library Exhibits 

Following is the schedule of exhib 

Library Photographic Service, Nove 

Reading Room, and Graduate Reading 

functions of the campus-wide photog 





men t 



ary L 

Intellectual Backgrounds of the Ru 
Undergraduate Library. Classic Rus 
strate the intellectual ferment of 

American Education Week, November 
bulletin board. Examples of studen 
ary School will be shown in the cas 
rials on the UCLA Teacher Training 

Currently appearing on the Main Re 
t of Democrat ic and Republican Camp 

In Memorian, Frederick Webb Hodge, 
t now being shown in the Department 
work of the eminent anthropologist, 
for many years Director of the Sout 
s by Dr. Hodge, a letter, and photo 

its in the Main Library: 

mber 2-16: in Foyer, Exhibit Room, 

Room; illustrating the many services 

raphic service maintained by the 

ssian Revo 

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11-17, Mai 

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graphs are 

lution, October 29-November 
ary and historical works 
arly 20 th century Russia, 
n Reading Room exhibit case 

from the University Ele- 
bulletin board will contain 

bulletin board is an ex- 

, is the title of the ex- 
1 Collections on the life 
gist, and ethnologist, who 
urn. Copies of notable 

exh i hi ted. 

November 2, 1956 lg 

Ornithological Exhibit at Biomedical Library 

Ornithological Illustration, 16th-20th Centuries is the subject of the 
Biomedical Library's current exhibit, which includes books selected from the 
Donald B. Dickey Library of Vertebrate Zoology recently transferred to the 
Biomedical Library from the Department of Special Collections. The exhibit 
will continue through November 30. Among the selections are quaint, early 
works by Gesner and Francis Willughby, and sumptuous 19th century elephant 
folios with hand-colored illustrations notable for both beauty and accuracy. 

Displayed with the books for purposes of comparison are bird skins from 
the Donald R. Dickey -Department of Zoology collections. The Dickey materi- 
als—both books and birds--are the gift of Mrs. Florence V. V. Dickey. 

The Library is indebted to Thomas R. Howell, Assistant Professor of 
Zoology and Curator of the Dickey Ornithological Collection, for generous as- 
sistance in organizing the exhibit and in furnishing background information. 

Staff Notes 

Ruth Doxsee, Music Librarian, is the author of a review of the Encyclo- 
pedia of Jazz, which appears in the Subscription Books section of The Book- 
list, September 15, 1956. 

As a result of the recent CSEA elections, the following members of the 
Library staff will be holding office in Chapter 44 during the coming year: 
Jeannette Hagan, Catalog Department, Secretary; Page Ackerman, Librarian's 
Office, Delegate to General Council; and Kenneth Wilson, Geology Library, 
Alternate Delegate. Elizabeth Bradstre'et, Librarian's Office, will continue 
to serve as a member of the Personnel Committee. 

Shirley Hood, Theater Arts Librarian, is the author of "A Decade of 
American Literature on the Film, 1945-1955," a bibliography which will be one 
of thirty-two articles on the American film in the forthcoming United States 
Information Administration Feature, which is distributed to magazines and 
newspapers overseas. 

From Old Stack, III 

October 26. O.L.I, told Mr. DeCamp yesterday that the next time he said 
they were going to be through with the drilling "by Tuesday night" she'd make 
a rude noise. So will I. The first time was around August 17th, the last 
time was two weeks ago. Day before yesterday somebody happened to look at my 
top and saw that the edge trim hadn't been removed, so up went the men in the 
tin hats, trailing the air hose behind the drills, and down came more bricks 
and dust. About the same time they crawled inside the east wing ventilation 
system with the drill and prepared to reroute it to the roof. Parts of new 
fans for that and my own breathing system are on my level-1 ledge and in 
crates outside the working perimeter. 

The excavation has assumed square shape (except for the center ramp--and 
how are they going to get it out, and when they do, what then?), the forms 
for the elevator base have been poured, the steel reinforcements for the 
ground beams have been delivered, more underpinnings have been forced under 
the east wing, and on the floor of The Pit, over on the west side they have 
marked out some sort of playing field. It looks like a baseball diamond with 
a large home plate and undersize infield, sans mound, and potential straight- 
away extending in the wrong direction from first base. The boys and girls who 
inhabit me, pulling for a swimming pool from the beginning (bosky, cavernous, 
and cool), think it is a layout for water polo. My own opinion is that the 
contractors have a new type of hopscotch. 

A new yellow shovel has moved in this morning- - smooth , efficient, and 
quiet. No squeaks. I thought I'd go mad at the bui 1 1 - in squ awl of the 
Bucyrus-Erie Number 22-B. Perhaps this one could back off the ramp and fold 
it up after it. Seems very smart. 




UCLA Librarian 

A Tenderfoot in the Canons of New York 

Betty Rosenberg has returned from her bookish trip to New York City, 
and reports informally here on her venture. Wilbur Smith has returned in 
more leisurely fashion, by way of Texas, and will report in a future issue, 
the Editor hopes. 

The descriptive noun does not pertain to the effects of the 
very rough and infamous sidewalks or the treacherous brick-cobble 
streets over which I did more walking in three weeks than in ten 
years in Westwood. That I was an innocent was impressed on me by 
all true New Yorkers- -de fined as only those with locally identifi- 
able accents--who are the wisest people in the world. I loved 
them all, especially the taxi-drivers who doubled somewhat pro- 
fanely as guardian angels and guides. My true tourist activi- 
ties were limited to the boat ride around Manhattan, which could 
have been extended forever, despite a cool breeze, and to rubber- 
necking in Times Square. Museums, the theater, and one glorious 
afternoon at Ebbetts Field were the fringe activities to a stren- 
uous round of the bookstores. 

Despite the fact that many of the dealers are regretfully 
escaping to the country, there are too many bookstores in New 
York to see adequately in two weeks, especially as they are 
tucked obscurely on the upper floors of downtown buildings or 
elusively located in the maze of Greenwich Village. (I have a 
map of the latter locating the shops, which only adds to the con- 
fusion.) Sol Malkin, editor of the Antiquarian Bookman, and his 
Girl Friday, Mary Ann, took us on a midnight tour of the Village, 
where nothing ever closes, including the bookstores, and I was 
able to find a few of them again by day! Wilbur and I were the 
guests of The Old Book Table (a group of antiquarian dealers who 
meet once a month from October through June) for dinner at the 
Grolier Club, and were able to meet many of the dealers in the 
exceedingly pleasant atmosphere of fine food and drink. 

We used the excuse of a visit to the American Antiquarian 
Society at Worcester to drive across Connecticut and Massachu- 
setts to see the autumn foliage, which was in full color, and 
ended up in Boston, where I forced Wilbur to walk through the Com- 
mon; but unfortunately the burial ground was locked, and he es- 
caped that. Flying down to Roanoke we met Andy Horn and Dorothy 
and Bob Thomason and were driven across Virginia to see the Uni- 
versity of Virginia, and back down the skyline drive of the Blue 
Ridge Mountains to Chapel Hill for the gathering of the UCLA clan. 
In New York we collected another member of the clan, Ed Carpenter, 
who extricated himself from Noah Webster to take us around the 
rare book collection at the New York Public Library. 

We were able to explore the stock in many stores, ranging 
from the discreet and neat to amazing warrens of miscellaneous and 
tantalizing treasure trove, to disabuse some dealers of confusing 
allusions to UC and USC, and to discuss with them our special 
fields of interest with a view to future quotations to us. Al- 
though the dealers are still lamenting the scarcity of books, 
Wilbur and I found too many to comprehend. Now that we can see 
the stack as becoming more than a hole in the ground, we may have 
some room for the books we coveted. The trip reinforced my con- 
viction that bookdealers are the kindest and most charming of 
people as well as almost terrifyingly knowledgeable about the 
books they have and we need. 

Appointment at Virginia 

John Cook Wyllie, Curator of Rare Rooks of the Alderman Library at the 
University of Virginia, has been appointed University Librarian, succeeding 
Jack Dal ton, who is now head of the American Library Association's new of- 
fice for Overseas Library Development. He is the University's twelfth 
librarian since Thomas Jefferson made the first appointment. 

November 2, 1956 

Librarian Speaks at Ranch House 


La Casa de Rancho Los Cerritos, in Long Reach, was the scene of a lec- 
ture given by Mr. Powell, on "California Rooks and Authors," on Sunday after- 
noon, October 21. The ranch house, built in 1844 by Don Juan Temple, is now 
operated by the City of Long Reach as a historical landmark and educational 
center, and is administered by the Long Reach Public Library. It is con- 
sidered to be one of the finest restored adobe ranch houses in California. 

iperacea Dy tne Lacy oi Long Beach as a historical landmark and education! 
:enter, and is administered by the Long Reach Public Library. It is con- 
idered to be one of the finest restored adobe ranch houses in California. 
he lecture was one of a series of Sunday programs presented there by the 
'ublic Library. 

CLA Is Now in Session 

At the California Library Association's Annual Conference at San Diego, 
which is being concluded today, a dozen or so of our staff membere are at- 
tending all or some of the sessions, and a number of them have responsibili- 
ties for meetings. Among these are James Cox, who is our official delegate 
to the Conference, and who had charge of a meeting on Wednesday to organize 
a Staff Organizations Group in the CLA, and Arnul fo D. Trejo, who was chair- 
man of a special bi-lingual meeting to discuss "Rooks and People (El Libro y 
el Pueblo)" held yesterday afternoon at the Fronton Palacio, in Tijuana. 

Reports on the Conference will appear in the next issue of the Librarian. 

Heads Hear Civil Service Director 

On October 18, members of the Librarian's Conference, together with as- 
sistant department heads and section heads in the Main Library, heard C. 
Mansel Keen, Deputy Regional Director of the 12th District, U. S. Civil Serv- 
ice Commission, Los Angeles, speak informally on communication in supervision. 
Mr. Keen had spoken so effectively on the same subject at the Institute on 
Personnel Administration at USC, which Miss Ackerman attended early in Octo- 
ber, that she had immediately invited him to UCLA. 

Policemen Replace Nice, Pleasant Ladies 

Considerable notice was taken by the metropolitan press last week of the 
Los Angeles Public Library's replacement of "those nice, pi easan t 1 adies " who 
have been serving at the Central Library ' s " courtesy desk ," checking parcels, 
coats, and umbrellas, by uniformed police officers who are under orders to 
inspect books, briefcases, and parcels of all persons using the Library. Miss 
Roberta Rowler, Assistant Librarian, reported that the Library had been asking 
for the police service for six years, since a survey on book losses was made 
by the Rureau of Rudget and Efficiency in 1950. The survey showed that thefts 
were causing an estimated loss of $17,900 annually. Today's losses, it is 
thought, would probably run to about $20,000, because of the higher costs of 
books. Most of the books stolen are reported to be reference works, cook 
books, books of opera plots, and other seasonal books, rather than popular 

New Bulletin for AbAA 

Bulletin Number One of the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian 
Rooksellers Association of America has recently come off the press, under the 
editorship of J. E. Reynolds, bookseller of Van Nuys. It is to be an occa- 
sional publication of bookish content designed to help bring about a closer 
association among librarians, collectors, and bookdealers in the West, es- 
pecially in Southern California. In an editorial, Mr. Reynolds takes note 
that "Culturally speaking, California is becoming a major force in the United 
States. The bookdealers of Southern California are conscious of the respon- 
sibilities incurred by the increasing public interest in the arts, sciences, 
and the humanities in general. "We believe," he says, that the regiona 
members of the ARAA are best qualified to satisfy these interests, in lull 


UCLA Librarian 

cooperation with the librarians and book lovers of the region." The leading 
article of this issue has been contributed by Mr. Powell, and Gordon Williams 
has written a note on an exhibit of representative art books to be held in 
the UCLA Art Galleries from November 11 to 21. 

From the Itinerant Librarian 

Going from the South Carolina Library Association conference at Clemson, 
in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the CLA conference on the 
shores of San Diego Bay, was an experience of sharp contrasts, professional 
as well as geographical. The South Carolina Association is one of the sinall- 
est--134 were regi stered- - whi 1 e CLA is one of the largest. No color in all 
of California can match the Carolina woods in Indian Summer. Few ol our 
native sons rank in fame with John C. Calhoun, John C. Fremont, and Louis B. 

The common ideals of 1 i brari an shi p are what I found to be identical in 
Carolina and in California. We are one in our profession, regardless of the 
size of association, and though the slow draw] of the Low Country people 
from Charleston and Sumter and the piedmont pronunciation of Carolinians 
from Clemson and Spartanburg were a bit foreign to my ear, books and book 
talk are universal coin among librarians regardless of locale. 

I found that small band of South Carolinians highly literate, socially 
progressive, and infinitely hospitable. Clemson College is the state's 
agricultural and mechanical school, and the process of making blue cheese 
from the white milk of brown cows was. lovingly described by the college 
president in his welcoming remarks. Clemson House, a campus hotel operated 
by the college, provided a perfect meeting place. The weather was idyllic. 

John David Marshall, former Clemson reference librarian, now at 
Alabama Polytechnic, drove 300 miles to extend an invitation for me to at- 
tend the Alabama Library Association meeting at Tuscaloosa next April. This 
was typical of the Southeastern cordiality that surrounded me from Chapel 
Hill to C] emson. 

Needless to say, I found Andrew Horn by now 
Carolina colleagues. 

deep in the heart of his 


UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, 
editor: bverett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Page Ackerman, Louise M. Darling, Deborah King, Betty Rosenberg, 
Florence Williams; and Andrew H. Horn, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 




Volume 10, Number 4 

November 16, 1956 

From the Librarian 

Today at lunch in the Village the Executive Committee of the 
the UCLA Library is meeting to elect officers for the coming year 
plan future programs. 

and to 



Tonight, in the Art Building, I am taking part in a panel discussion 
art libraries with Mrs. Elmer Belt, Carl Dentzel, Albert Hoxie, and Karl 
With. Tomorrow night I move across quad to be a panelist on quality in art, 
literature, and music, with Lukas Foss, Conrad Lester, and Howard Warshaw. 

Last Tuesday night at Dawson's Bookshop I had to do all the talking, and 
for two hours, on "The Librarian in California History," on the University 
Extension series on the professions and occupations in our state history. 
My talk was mainly about Joseph C. Rowel 1, James L. Gil lis, Harriet G. Eddy, 
Charles F. Lummis, and Robert E. Cowan, with some reference to a dozen 

The University's Library Council held its semi-annual meeting here last 
week, as headlines reported heavy smog in San Francisco. For a change we 
had ninety-five degree temperature, zero humidity, and ninety-mile visibil- 
ity, so to the agenda was added a swim at Malibu and dinner at Trancas 
restaurant. On the second day, Miss Darling was host at luncheon in the 
medical center and a tour of the Biomedical Library, where we admired the 
exhibit of Dickey birds and books. 

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ar s ago there appeared from storage in a remote corner of the 
e framed oil painting, with a plate reading " Presented by Sum- 
1910." The canvas was dark and cracked, and all but obscured 
ct. The signature was deciphered as that of William Wendt, the 
cape painter of Southern California a generation ago. 
ion and reframing revealed the luminous picture which was hung 
the public catalog lobby. Visiting friend of the Library, Mrs. 
mons, identified the subject as Wendt's own home on the bank of 
co, near Devil's Gate, seen at night through a stand of syc- 

dt died at Laguna in 1946, aged 81, Arthur Millier wrote of him 
rded natural landscape as a divine creation, and his paintings 
ed a religious quality. He was a subtle weaver of colors, and 
style which has often been likened to tapestry." 
of the class of 1910, of the Los Angeles State Normal School, 
o come and see the present situation of their gift. 



UCLA Librar ian 

Personnel Changes 

Anna Blustein has joined the staff of the Engineering Library as Order 
Librarian (Librarian 1) replacing Mrs. Florence Burton. She is an alumna of 
the School of Library Science at the University of Minnesota, and her li- 
brary experience includes cataloging at the Schering Corporation, Bloomfield, 
New Jersey; at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and 
most recently at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. 

Mrs. Nancy Houtz has resigned her position of Typist Clerk in the Ac- 
quisitions Department to devote full time to her family. 

George Jenks has resigned his position of Principal Library Assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department to accept a position in Washington, D. C. 


The Biomedical Library was visited on October 27 by the three Russian 
officials who toured the United States as guests of the Department of State 
to observe election procedures. V. L. Kudryavtzv , of the Editorial Board of 
Izvestia, M. I. Rubinshtein, Soviet economist, and L. N. Solovev, a Deputy 
of the Supreme Soviet, were accompanied by translators from the State Depart- 
ment and several photographers, who took pictures of the Library and the 
current exhibit on Ornithological Illustration. The visitors were particu- 
larly interested in seeing the Library's holdings of Russian periodicals. 
They had come to the campus for a press conference in the Department of 
Journal ism. 

George M. Bailey, Documents Librarian at the Davis campus, visited the 
Library on October 30, enroute to the California Library Association meet- 
ings in San Diego. 

Pedro Zamora, Head of Technical Processes at the National University 
Library in Mexico City, visited the Library on November 5, as a guest of Mr. 
Trejo. Mr. Zamora attended the California Library Association meetings in 
San Diego and took part in a program during that week in Tijuana. 

Among recent visitors to the Geology Library were Gordon A. MacDonald , 
former Vol canol ogis t of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, now with the United 
States Geological Survey, who spoke to the Geological Society of UCLA; 
Katherine Karpenstein, Geology Librarian of Standard Oil of California, who 
was visiting a number of geological libraries in the region following her 
trip to CLA and SLA meetings in San Diego; and John Fett, research associate 
at the Lamont Geological Observatory, Palisades, New York. 


Guy Endore's "King of Par is, " November 16-30, in the foyer. Original 
corrected typescripts, galley proofs, and a copy of Guy Endore's new novel 
on the life of Alexandre Dumas, King of Paris. 

Jewish Book Month, November 16-December 14, in the Exhibit Room. Ex- 
amples of current Jewish literature and reference works and recent books on 
Jews and Judaism. 

Art Work and Photographs from the University Elementary School and the 
Nora Sterry School, through November 17, in the Reference Room. 

Book Exhibit at the Art Galleries 

As a means of acquainting students and faculty with the wealth of mate- 
rial available m local book shops, the Library has made arrangements for 
the bouthern California chapters of the American Booksellers Association and 
the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America to exhibit representative 
art books in the UCLA Art Galleries from November 11 to 21. The Library is 
participating in the exhibit in order to encourage the personal collecting 
ot books. In charge of arranging the current exhibit are Mel Royer, repre- 
senting the ARAA, Louis Epstein, representing the ABA, and Gordon Williams. 

November 16, 1956 


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rvance of American Education Week, No- 
chairmanship of Dr. John McNeil and 
es of professional organizations in 
phasizing the ways in which the School 
today's teachers and children. Displays 
ated the functions of the School of 
eld by the U.E.S. and the California 
nts, teachers, and students. 

From Old Stack. IV 

October 29. Rlue Monday. After excavating the playing fields into 
what appeared to be trenches for mass executions (the stack pages and shel- 
vers smartened up their work, but rumor says that Top Administration, worri- 
less and inattentive, went right on Having Meetings), the Intelligent Yellow 
Shovel stumbled into one of its own holes. This brought the University 
crane, with block and tackle (an equally handsome piece of equipment) 
slaunching* up the hill, and when rescue was effected the Shovel did vin- 
dicate my admiration by folding up a good quarter of the ramp while retreat- 
ing. Down on my second level, Mr. Wilson told O.L.I, that the Shovel sells 
for $34,000. O.L.I, decided that when the time comes, she'll rather rent 
one, because for $20 an hour two men come with it. This I heard, honest. 

November 2. Hallowe'en passed without trick or treat, though my fifth 
level sported a cockeyed Jack ' o' Lantern sponsored by ubiquitous (love the PE 
1426's--so helpful!) Rill Wallace and garlanded by Dixie Ruck. During the 
week more men in tin hats framed the trenches with steel, and today they 

covered the steel with a hundred yards or so of concrete, 

la! --th. 

ground beams! The thing they label "1956 Stack" is a sturdy concept. I re- 
member when they had to re-survey my "well" in 1949; in damp weather and 
earthquakes the shims that level that last addition still ache. 

November 6. It's suddenly becoming real. Out there is a south wall... 
over there I sense a stairwel 1 . . . on the west a tattooed young man on a cat- 
walk a dozen feet up alternately shines and dries as he lifts, drops, and 
holds for tying into hollow squares the 100-pound steel beams for the columns- 
to be. The southwest corner is set, the steel web of the west wall is going 
up in jig time, and on my fifth level two intent young men are leaning out 
the observation hole making a Time and Motion study of the unsuspecting tin 

nats • ii i • > • 

November 7. More concrete under my south end. "We aims t git. dat t ing 

poh'd b'fo' de rains so' s it won't c'llapse." "R'fo' de rains," indeed! The 
thermometer on the inside of my plywood skin is registering 98° at noon; hot- 
test November since the State Normal accessioned #6676-- Wi 1 1 iam Morris's 
Earthly Paradise . 

As Noted by New Y. Times 

According to the normally meticulous New York Times Book Review, for 
October 21, the author of Architectural Beauty in Japan, recently published 
in New York for the Kokusai Runka Shinkokai of Tokyo (The Society for Inter- 

national Cultural Relations), is one 

Kokusai R. Shinkokai. 

*A word defined by O.S. as a combination of slide and inch, overlaid with 
the sound of caterpillar tracks on macadam. 


UCLA l.ibrar tan 

W. J. S. Reports 

Wilbur J. Smitli has returned now from 
York, and reflects as follows on the state 

his trip to the bookshops 
of the bookselling world: 

o f Ne\ 

The antiquarian bookshop, it seemed to me, is disappearing 
from New York City life. Hetty Rosenberg and I, during our Oc- 
tober visit to New York, found few good shops in mid-town Man- 
hattan. The Fourth Avenue shops are not what they were twenty 
years ago, and are hardly worth a visit. More entertaining, but 
not a great deal more rewarding, so far as books are concerned, 
is a tour of the Greenwich Village shops. These are scattered, and 
are usually very small operations, with meager stocks. Long may 
they flourish, however, since there alone may be found signs of 
humanity in a books tore- - v i vac i ous talk, laughter, and an enthusi- 
astic interest in books and in living. Doubtless this is a glam- 
orized picture, and the fact that it is the recollection of a one- 
night tour conducted by the amazing Sol Malkin might explain it. A 
few beers might be mentioned, too. 

The reasons given for this exodus of booksellers from New York 
City are increasing overhead and the di sappear ance of the individu- 
al collector. What has happened to the latter has never been ex- 
plained to my own satisfaction. Rut if lie lias disappeared, how 
will he ever be recalled if there are no bookshops to lure him and 
to satisfy him? 

Of course, we have seen the breakup of the Sixth Street book- 
row here in Los Angeles; and as a matter of fact I saw signs of it 
in Philadelphia, and later in Houston, Texas, during my October 
tour. Houston, always a poor book town in its earlier history, 
had, I thought, changed its ways. This city of more than a million 
advertised two rare book dealers in the classified directory, but 
when I visited them they had only recently gone out of business-- 
moved to small towns to carry on by correspondence. Two days after 
visiting Houston I was in Austin, a relatively small town, and here 
I had the luck to stumble across one of the refugees from the city 
of New York. The Rrick How Hook Shop- - remember it? There it is, 
hidden in a row of shops near the University of Texas campus--a 
second-floor shop, excellently stocked and run by a knowing young 
bookman named Gilliam, and his charming mother. Rough t some books 
there, too. And at most reasonable prices! 

Conference in Austin 

A Conference on Materials for Research 
Texas, October 25-27, sponsored by the Depa 
sity of Texas Library, was attended by Wilb 
Special Collections. Professor Joseph Jone 
the University of Texas, atid chairman of th 
Holdings in Libraries, introduced the theme 
talk on "Progress and Problems in the Surve 
scripts." The principal item of discussion 
now in the beginning stage of compilation, 
the co pletion of description of holdings, 
tion of a preliminary edition of the Census 
librarians present, and participating in th 
Gallup, Curator of the Americana Collection 
of the Department of Manuscripts at the llun 
Director of Hare Rook Collections, Indiana 

in American Cultu 
rtment of English 
ur Smith of the De 
s, of the English 
e MLA Committee on 

of the conference 
y of American Lite 

was the census of 

The problems of p 
and of the financi 

were of particula 
e conference, incl 
, Yale University; 
tington Library; a 
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re, at Austin, 
and the Univer- 
partment of 
Department at 

Manusc ript 

in his opening 
rary Manu- 

such holdings, 
ushing forward 
ng of publica- 
r concern. Other 
uded Dona/ld 

Tyrus Harmsen, 
nd David Randall, 

November 16, 1956 24 


Owls in our belfry? "No, the Library doesn't have any," says Gerald 
Collier, Teaching Assistant in Zoology, in answer to queries about ornithol- 
ogical investigations recently conducted up in the tower. Our upper-air 
correspondent reports that for Professor George Bartholomew's course, 
"Laboratory in Birds and Mammals" (Zoology 134c), Mr. Collier is locating 
and studying deposits of pellets of Bubo Virginianus , the great horned owl. 
From analysis of residual matter in regurgitated pellets he can determine 
what the predatory bird feeds on. A few pellets were found in the towers of 
Royce Hall, but none in the octagon of the Library. The Information Desk 
and Librarian's Office were instrumental in referring Mr. Collier's ques- 
tion to the Department of Buildings and Grounds, who arranged for his ascent 
into the octagon to accomplish his assignment. 

Book Selection Study Is Begun 

The study of the selection and retention of books in California public 
and school libraries, which has for some time been under consideration by 
the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the California Library Association 
and by the School of Libr ari anship on the Berkeley campus, has now been 
undertaken by the School. Acceptance of a grant of $36,000 from the Fund 
for the Republic was voted by the Regents of the University at their meeting 
on September 28, acting upon an application from the School. The study, 
which is a revision of an earlier proposal described in the "Three Year 
Report" of the Fund published last May 31, has the support of the California 
Library Association and the School Library Association of California. The 
project is expected to be completed within eighteen months. 

Miss Marjorie Fiske, who has been made director of the project, has 
been appointed a lecturer in the School of Librarianship. Miss Fiske is a 
sociologist who has recently held positions as visiting lecturer in the de- 
partment of Sociology on the Berkeley campus, research consultant with the 
Fund for Adult Education, and research director of the Bureau of Applied 
Social Research at Columbia University. 

An advisory committee for the study is composed of Herbert Blumer, 
Chairman of the department of Sociology and Social Institutions, at Berkeley; 
Jessie E. Boyd, Director of School Libraries, Oakland; Edwin Castagna, Li- 
brarian of the Long Beach Public Library; John D. Henderson, Librarian of 
the Los Angeles County Public Library; Harold Jones, Director of the In- 
stitute of Child Welfare, at Berkeley; Jerzy Neyman, Chairman of the depart- 
ment of Statistics, at Berkeley; and Carma Zimmerman, California State Li - 
brari an. 

Four New Buildings 

Four library dedications have recently made the news. In our own 
neighborhood, a week ago, the handsome new West Los Angeles regional branch 
of the Los Angeles Public Library was dedicated in a program presented 
jointly by the Library, the Friends of the West Los Angeles Library, and the 
West Los Angeles Business Association. Next Sunday, the Honnold Library of 
the Associated Colleges at Claremont will hold an open house to mark the 
completion of the Library's south wing, which has been built through the 
generosity of the late Mr. and Mrs. William L. Honnold. Another library in 
California will be dedicated on Sunday, at Palomar College, in San Marcos, 
along with a new science building, industrial arts shops, and physical edu- 
cation unit. A visual aids laboratory is combined with the library. And 
at New Brunswick, New Jersey, the new University Library building of Rutgers, 
the State University of New Jersey, will be dedicated tomorrow at a convoca- 
tion held by the Governors, Trustees, and Faculties of the University. 


UCLA L ibrar ian 

Catalogers Meet in Pasadena 

Members of the Catalog Department will be in Pasadena this evening for 
the annual fall meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, at 
the Women's City Club of Pasadena. The program, which will follow a dinner, 
will include "Notes on Cataloging Activities at the ALA Conference in Miami," 
by Esther Koch, a report on the June Conference of the University of Chicago 
Graduate Library School on the topic, "Towards a Better Cataloging Code," by 
Rudolf Engelbarts (who is secretary of the Regional Group), and an address, 
entitled "You Like Your Tensions," by York Kroman, consulting psychologist. 


Although the California Library Association journeyed this year to the 
far southern end of the state for its annual conference, it drew an unusual- 
ly large number of librarians from all parts of California, for the meetings 
from Wednesday, October 31, to Friday, November 2. The good attendance was 
attributable in part, of course, to the heavy concentration of population in 
the southern counties, and also, perhaps, to the City of San Diego's many 
tourist attractions and its repute for temperate and agreeable weather 
(which was well borne out during the Conference week). Among the special at- 
tractions for the visiting librarians was the recently completed building of 
the San Diego Public Library, planning and construction of which has been one 
of the happy achievements of one of California's outstanding librarians, 
Clara Breed, and of her able assistant, Marco Thome. 

As a rapidly developing industrial and defense center, noted for its 
aircraft industries, naval facilities, and research institutions, the San 
Diego area could also show visitors such fine special libraries as that of 
the Navy Electronics Laboratory, at Point Loma, and the University of Cali- 
fornia's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at La Jolla. The staff at the 
latter held open house to visitors on the free afternoon, and the Navy li- 
brary drew many members of the Special Libraries Association, which met on 
the Saturday following the CLA meetings. (Then too, not every city can boast 
a glass elevator such as carries folks up the side of the highest hotel in 
town, and which carried many a meeting- weary delegate up to its sky room for 
relaxation — and perhaps more discussion!) 

The General Sessions 

Two Uclan women opened and closed the general sessions of CLA with ad- 
dresses of inspiring quality. Mrs. Evelyn Caldwell Hooker talked about job 
attitudes and the problems of communication between people, with a warmth 
and vitality almost palpable. "Of Memory and Muchness" was Frances Clarke 
layers text, taken from Alice in Wonderland. By a series of gentle remi- 
niscences she softened up her hearers for knockout blows at the modern wor- 
ship oi bigness. The Uclan delegation was proud of these two powerful 
spokesmen for quality and humaneness. 

I^,,!^ SeCOnd General L Se " ion was g iven over to the annual Edith M. Coulter 
Lecture, sponsored by the UC School of Li br ari anship Alumni Association, and 

Librlrv e l5 IVr a ii V J ° h u E * Pomfret - Director of the Henry E. Huntington 
ident of th/r Gan "V- He was introduced by Mrs. Margaret D. Uridge, Pres- 
old ?n Association. . Mr. Pomfret outlined the changes that havf taken 
n P l " 5 he .P" st . ha ] f century in scholars' and libraries' views of each 
in. in tit 1^ 8bundant a "ecdote told of the broadening concepts of collect- 
tool s of the schn 1 a T ear S h , ] lbrar r Bnd ° f the efforts bei "g made *° ™ake the 
f i f f" 3 J available to him. He emphasized the increased 

more widely r£l 8 fa £ lJ / tles t0 make r "e books and manuscripts available 
more wiaeJy than ever before. 

November 16, 1956 


"The Odds Fav 
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Chamber of Commerc 
Library Resources. 

or the Reader" was the optimistic t 
. Clift, Executive Secretary of the 
aker at the Third General Session, 
rsity, and Research Libraries Secti 
orking against the reader today--th 
tion, the modern home more and more 
rary service for over 30,000,000 pe 
nowledge of the true nature of the 
red to factors which are improving 
ly-passed Library Services Act, whi 
ension of library service to the bo 
Service, to enable the reader to en 
and services in his area; and great 
plified by efforts of such organiza 
e, the National Rook Committee, and 

itle of the address de- 
American Library As- 
which was sponsored by 
on. Mr. Clift spoke of 
e overwhelming mass 

devoid of bookshelves, 
ople, and the frequent 
adult reader. On the 
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Intellectual Freedom 

Miss Marjorie Fiske, Director of the recently undertaken Book Selection 
Study, sponsored by the School of Librari anship at Berkeley, spoke at an 
open meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee on Thursday, 

She de- 

meeting ol the Intellectual freedom Committee on mursaay. ane ae- 
bed the nature of this study which has been made possible through a 
t from the Fund for the Republic, and which receives the support of t 

i J- „ . — A i- u~ ™^i-k«/^o uikirh u/ill he pmnlnvpH in assembling infor 

1I1U wiliuil icucxvca tnc oupport ot the 
CLA. and discussed the methods which will be employed in assembling informa- 

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>_J-./a, ana uistusscu mci-uuu^ ""»'-" ** i. ± * ^<- ■ — , , — — „ 

tion about book selection policies and practices of public and school li- 
braries. Further information about this study appears elsewhere in this 

Documents Committee 

Donald Black, a member of the CLA Documents Committee, attended its 
meeting on Wednesday afternoon, October 31. The main topic of discussion 
was the Documents Manual, compiled by the Committee and soon to be published 
by the California State Department of Finance. Other matters before the 
Committee were its future projects and details of the forthcoming meeting on 
the "Sources and Use of Statistics," to be held in Oakland on December 7 
under the sponsorship of the Committee. 

2 7 UCL A Librar ian 

Staff Organizat ions Round Table 

Two successful meetings of the CLA SORT Organization Committee were held 
on Wednesday and Thursday, under the chairmanship of James Cox. An enthusi- 
astic group of more than twenty-five people crowded the first day's session 
in the small room where the full committee of fifteen members, representing 
staff associations in northern and southern California, met to consider for- 
mally the ways and means of establishing a Staff Organizations Round Table 
in the California Library Association. The idea had begun with a statewide 
survey conducted in November-December, 1955, to determine the amount of in- 
terest in it among library staff organizations. The results having indicated 
abundant interest, an Organizing Committee was formed last April, and has 
been active ever since. The two meetings at San Diego enabled the committee 
to channel ideas and interests into formal plans for statement of objectives 
and by-laws. The chairman was empowered to appoint a steering sub-committee 
which will work out specific details of these documents and a petition to the 
CLA Executive Roard, all to be approved by the full committee in a spring 
meeting and by the interested staff associations. Formal steps will then be 
taken to affiliate with the California Library Association. This is the 
pioneer effort in the United States to form a local or regional SORT. 

Melcher Fund Auction 

Making his formal debut as an auctioneer, Mr. Powell conducted a well- 
attended and spirited session at the auction on Friday, November 1, to raise 
money for the Frederick Melcher Scholarship Fund. Not able to gauge his own 
strength in this new field of endeavor, the auctioneer almost lost his voice 
toward the end of the sale, and was spelled by Glen Dawson. But veteran 
observers report that while he lasted, lots were knocked down at bullish 
prices. The auction was completed at a Friday evening session at the El 
Cortez Hotel, at the meeting sponsored by the Section for Library Work with 
Boys and Girls. In all, ninety-two lots were sold to help add to the swell- 
ing Melcher Scholarship Fund, and realized approximately $1,000. 

Books, People, and Gaiety, in Tijuana 

The belief that 1 ibrari anshi p has no boundaries moved the CLA to promote 
a special meeting in Tijuana on Thursday afternoon, in the Fronton Pal acio. 
A panel discussion on "Books and People" (El Libro y el Pueblo), presided 
over by Arnul fo D. Trejo, was conducted in both English and Spanish. 

ihe participants were Pedro Zamora, of the National University of Mex- 
ico, who attended the conference as the official representative of the Na- 
HZ , nQr er 5 lty u lbrary ,\ Fernando Penal osa, of the School of Library Sci- 

"' USC . Mrs. Margit MacRae, assistant supervisor of conversational 
second,™" A S" Dle *° u Clt y Schools, Margarita Ruiz, one of the leading 

of U th. f" tea ^ h " S ln Tijuana, and Professor Pablo Nicifore Ratiz, 
lDrarian of the Ensenada State Library. 
Tijuana was also a 

So t !V SSUed r 6 ^ ° ther Frlda V b V the Librarian's Office. 

SSU Lm 6, Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
King, Lorraine Mathx^fvi T*^ W ' BIack> D ° r ° th y Dr.gonette, Deborah 

Schi^ansky Wxlbu "r Smitn 6 Fl a "^ iV J*"" 6 ? " " k P ° WelJ ' Mele " e E ' 

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Volume 10, Number 5 

November 30, 1956 

From the Librarian 

As a participant in a week-long festival of books to celebrate the new 
Milwaukee Public Library building, I spoke yesterday and today in the Wis- 
consin city, to a luncheon meeting of professional societies, and to an 
evening meeting of citizens, on "The Lifegiving Power of the Public Library," 
with emphasis, of course, on books. 

Not altogether by co 
the reports and biographi 
est being Frank Langdon's 
recent issue of the Antiq 
a copy. My inquiry to Jo 
to John Cotton Dana, as 1 
haste a copy of the book 
of J.B.K. 

Books were Dana's fi 
the first and last respon 
pie to read and then to m 
He was both bookman and a 
only way a good librarian 
than being one or the oth 

incidence, my reading lately has been slanted toward 
es of some of our great public librarians, the lat- 

John Cotton Dana, a Life, a reference to which in a 
uarian Bookman revealed the sad fact that CLU lacked 
hn Boynton Kaiser, successor after Beatrice Winser 
ibrarian of the Newark Public Library, brought post- 
for our Library--a typically prompt and generous act 

rst and last love, and he believed quite simply that 
sibility of the public library was to encourage peo- 
ake the library an easy and attractive place to use. 
dministrator in an inseparable way, which is the 

operates, and which takes far more time and energy 

In recent weeks I have had a series of fruitful (at least for me) first- 
hand meetings with faculty library committees in the fields of Education, 
Zoology, and Theater Arts, attended also by Miss Ackerman, Miss Coryell, Miss 
Darling, Mrs. Hood, and Mr. Williams. The purpose was to explain library 
policies and to seek better ways of satisfying faculty and student needs in 
these areas. In the course of the year I hope to extend these meetings 
throughout the departments and schools. 

At the Clark Library we have been reading proof on the Report of the 
Second Decade, 1945-1955, and are expecting proof on two other Clark publica- 
tions now in press: the Finzi catalog of Wilde and Wildeiana manuscripts, 
and the papers given at the third invitational seminar on Bestoration and 
Augustan prose. 

Miss Ackerman, Mr. Williams, Mr. Schmidt of University Extension, and I 
held another organizing meeting with Miss Thelma Beid and Messrs. Castagna, 
Hamill, Henderson, Madden, and John Smith, on the Conference on Library Ad- 
ministration to be held on this campus next August 7-9, under the joint 
sponsorship of the Library, University Extension, and the California Library 
Association. Limited to 100 participants, the conference will be for senior 
and junior administrators of all kinds of libraries and divisions thereof, 
and will emphasize the human factors involved in all aspects of library ad- 
ministration. Specific details in a later issue. 



UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Changes 

Roy IV. Grant, who has joined the Photographic Service as a Photographer, 
attended the University of Houston, and has recently been emp oyed aj , a 
photographer with the Army and Navy Publishing Company, in Baton Rouge, 

lS p a eYe'r McNellis, Senior Library Assistant in the Periodicals Section of 
the Reference Department, has resigned to seek a position nearer to his home. 

Visitors and Readers 

Andrew F. Rolle, Assistant Professor of History at Occidental College, 
called on Mr. Powell on November 15 and left the corrected typescript and 
galley proofs of his new book, An American in California a Biography oj 
William Heath Davis, 1822-1909 (Huntington Library, 1956). They will be 
placed in the Department of Special Collections. . 

During the week of November 12-16 Mrs. Blanche H. Dal ton Engineering 
Librarian on the Berkeley campus, and Miss Emily C. Lumbard, also ot the 
Berkeley Engineering Library, were in the Los Angeles area to assemble data 
on the location of source material on water resources in California. lne 
main emphasis of the project is to locate historical data other than that 
found in the normal publications dealing directly with water resources. In 
connection with this work they visited the Engineering Library and the De- 
partment of Special Collections. 

August Fruge, Manager of the Publishing Department of the University 
Press, and John H. Jennings, in charge of the Los Angeles office of the 
Press, visited Mr. Powell on November 19. 

Among other visitors to the Department of Special Collections on Novem- 
ber 19 were Mr. and Mrs. Jo Swerling and their son, Jo, Jr., a UCLA alumnus, 
recently discharged from the Navy. William B. Pettus, of Berkeley, also 
called at the Department on November 19. 

Hunt Stromberg, Jr., CBS television producer, visited the Theater Arts 
Library recently to study the collection of original one-act plays in order 
to find materia] for possible television production. 

Visiting the Industrial Relations Library on November 20 to familiarize 
themselves with the resources of the Library were Fred 0. Onthank, Industrial 
Security Director, and Leone E. Herrell, Librarian, of the Los Angeles Mer- 
chants and Manufacturers Association. 

Recent visitors to the Chemistry Library were Martin Dyrbie, biochemist 
of the University of Copenhagen, and his wife; and Glenn T. Seaborg, Profes- 
sor of Chemistry on the Berkeley campus, who gave a graduate chemistry 
seminar here. 

Ver tress L. Vanderhoof , geologist for the Intex Oil Company, and former- 
ly Associate Professor of Geology at Stanford University, visited the Geology 
Library recently with Professor Cordell Durrell. An accomplished geo- 
bibliophile, Mr. Vanderhoof donated to the Geology Library two of his "most 
prized possessions," the first edition of G. K. Gilbert's Report on the Ge- 
ology of the Henry Mountain Region (Washington, 1877); and volume 1, new se- 
ries, of the American Philosophical Society's Transactions (Philadelphia, 
1818). The latter volume contains the amended memoir and geological map by 
the "Father of American Geology," William Maclure, entitled Observations on 
the Geology of the United States, Explanatory of a Geological Map, read be- 
fore the Society May 16, 1817. First published eight years earlier in the 
Society's Transactions, old series, volume 6, 1809, Maclure's map, with the 
exception of Guttard's mineralogical map of Louisiana and Canada, 1752, was 
the earliest attempt at a geological map of America. 

Staff Orientation 

The fall orientation program for new staff members will be concluded on 
Tuesday, December 4, with a tea given by the Staff Association in honor of 
the orientees. More than thirty persons have been introduced to the resourc- 
es and services of the Main Library through this program, which has included 
talks by administrative officers, a slide lecture on the state-wide University 
by a representative of the Personnel Office, and departmental tours. 

November 30, 1956 30 


The Franz Werfel Archivr is the subject of an exhibit of books, manu- 
scripts, papers, and death and hand masks, in the foyer, from November 30 to 
December 14. 

The Undergraduate Library exhibit, beginning December 3 and running 
through the 31st, will be devoted to library resources basic to successful 
term paper -writing. The display will attempt to reach the many students who 
are unaware of the help and resources provided for them in the Reference De- 
partment and its book, index, and pamphlet collections. 

Staff Association Presents Gamelan 

Game! an Udan Mas, the Javanese orchestra organized at UCLA and directed 
by Mantle Hood, Assistant Professor of Music, will be presented by the Li- 
brary Staff Association this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, in Schoenberg Hall of 
the Music Building. This is the Gamelan's last program on the campus before 
Mr. Hood and his wife, Shirley (our Theater Arts Librarian) and their child 
depart for a year's leave in Java, through a grant from the Ford Foundation. 
The Gamelan recently completed a successful tour to other campuses of the 
University, including a concert before an enthusiastic audience at Wheeler 
Hall in Berkeley. 

For this afternoon's program, the Staff Association has extended an in- 
vitation to the staffs of the USC Library and of the West Los Angeles Re- 
gional Branch Library, the faculty of the USC School of Library Science, and 
the membership of the University Friends of Music at UCLA. Staff members 
are invited to bring other guests. 

Children's Books on Exhibit at UES 

An exhibit of children's books considered good for Christmas giving 
will be held at the Library of the University Elementary School on Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Thursday, December 4, 5, and 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wini- 
fred Walker and members of her staff will be there to talk with visitors 
about ages and interests of children they are thinking of buying books for. 
Books will be grouped according to four categories: picture books, books 
primarily for girls, books primarily for boys, and books of high distinction 
for reading aloud with the family. 

Each day there will be an hour of storytelling to classes of children 
in the library, which visitors may listen to (Tuesday, 12 to 1, Wednesday, 1 
to 2, and Thursday, 2 to 3). On Wednesday the storyteller will be Frances 
Clarke Sayers, and on Tuesday and Thursday Mrs. Walker and her student as- 
sistants. Visitors are welcome to come and go as they please during the 
s tor ies. 

SLA Will Meet on Campus 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is 
eting on the UCLA campus on Wednesday, December 5, in the Life Science 
_ilding Auditorium, at 8 p.m. Dr. C. W. Wahl , of the Department of Psychi- 
atry, of the Medical School, will speak on "Some Recent Developments in 
Mental Health." Coffee will be served following the meeting and brief tours 
of the Biomedical Library will be arranged for those who have not been there 
previously. Members of the Library staff are cordially invited to attend. 


Chief Librarians Now Belong to Senate 

Under provisions of a revised standing order of the Regents, chief li- 
brarians on all eight campuses of the University are now members of the 
Academic Senate. 

UCLA Librar ian 

Three Seminars at the Clark Library 

Three bibliography seminars have been held at the Clark Library this 
fall On October 30, Professor Vinton A. Dearing brought his nineteen stu- 
dents in English to the Library for a discussion and examination of examples 
of printing from incunabula to modern forms. On November 7, Professor 
Robert U. Nelson, of the Music Department, came with fifteen graduate stu- 
dents to see rare books from the music collections. The next day, Professor 
Clinton N. Howard brought his British History seminar to the Library for 
Mrs. Davis's semesterly talk on bibliographies which are helpful to the stu- 
dent of British history of the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Eric Gill Collection Grows 

One of the most stimulating graphic arts units at the Clark Library is 
the Eric Gill collection, which, from its nucleus of twelve years ago, has 
grown to be one of the country's leading Gill collections. 

Each year, a number of printed items have been added, and the Clark has 
also been able to acquire examples of Gill's other works. Several years ago, 
the original blocks for two plates from Troilus and Criseyde, filled in with 
china clay and engraved on the backs by Eric Gill, came to the Library along 
with a crucifix block from another publication. In 1954, a small plaster 
polychrome statuette, "Madonna and Child," took a central position in the 
permanent Eric Gill exhibition cases, with one of his carved gray stone al- 
phabets. The next year brought an exquisite Hopton-wood stone sundial bear- 
ing an Ariel-like figure and the legend, "When the sun is not shining I do 
this for fun," colored in red by the artist. 

This year, too, the Clark has been fortunate, first with the purchase of 
a collection of fourteen pencil and crayon drawings: unpublished, mounted, 
nude figure studies. Then came "The Way of the Cross," a broadside unlisted 
in the Gill bibliography, which has now been framed for the bio-bibliography 
room wall. When a collection of correspondence, the manuscript, the proofs, 
prospectus, and specimen pages, of Glue and Lacquer , which Eric Gill il- 
lustrated, was offered, it was quickly acquired. Latest of the unique Eric 
Gill additions is his "Madonna and Child": a wooden plaque, 13" x 6li" , with 
enamel inlay, lettered:"*^ et verbvm caro factvm est et habitavit in nobis" as 
a background to the madonna's head. 

The Paint Smelled Nice 

The Clark Library staff are proud of a "less institutional look" brought 
recently to its reading room by the paint job which replaced the cream colored 
walls with a soft pastel green which harmonizes agreeably with the dark green 
stacks, gray tables, cork floors, and golden oak cases. Headers worked right 
through the painting, Mrs. Davis says, for the paint was a plastic variety 
giving off not the usual paint-like vapors, but a gentle scent of pine 

A Slight Pause of Ninety-Seven Years 

Serial publications which cease publication and then resurrect them- 
selves ten or twenty-five years later, and continue their volume numbering 
as if nothing had happened, cause no astonishment to Helen More's Continua- 
tions Section in the Catalog Department. But even they were shaken from 
their blase state by a recent phoenix case. Volumes three to five of the 

bras of Don Caspar Melchor de Jovellanos, published this year, appeared as 
volumesof the Biblioteca de Autores Espanoles. When they were checked with 



the public catalog for analytics possibly already in" for" the earlier volumes, 

tound that volumes one and two of Jovellanos's works had appeared as 
volumes of the Biblioteca in 1858 and 1859! 

November 30, 1956 32 

From Old Stack. V 

November 23. Thanksgiving is over, and I'd like to say that the books 
and I were thankful for what's been happening bel ow- - rel ief in sight before 
my steel buckles and the books get to really hating one another. 

A week ago the Thumper -Umper arrived. A silly jumping thing, sometimes 
operating on one cylinder and sometimes not, it seemed as if it might be a 
conditioner operated by Esker Harris. Consulting with the books, whose 
judgments are governed very largely by vibration and what I can tell them, I 
found Education, Literature and the Arts shuddering in esoteric horror on 
Level Four, but Early History on Two agreeing with War on Seven that the 
thing was some sort of converted mechanized battering ram evolved into an 
upright species. On Three one school of thought leaned toward the concept 
of a stapler, but in the GV's the opinion was solid it was an animated pogo 
stick. It remained for Gabe, in his capacity as First Assistant Sidewalk 
Superintendent, to tell us it was a Tamper. Further research revealed that 
the Tamperer was not Esker, but Clarence, and that the net result was to be 
a firmer foundation over those floor beams. 

It's been a very active fortnight. There was this tamping around the 
column set-ups, there were forms nailed together around the outside edge of 
the base, and on Wednesday everything and everybody suddenly concentrated 
down at the edge of my west flank, and with Eagle Eye DeCamp on the rampart, 
Mr. Wilson rushing about below, Edwin and Louie pouring, and Jay madly 
operating the vibrator to settle the aggregate, the Wall was Begun. One 
level of steel wall webs and columns is now firmly grounded, leveling of the 
ground has been carefully, lovingly, completed, and this morning the young 
steel man and a helper are laying criss-crosses of ground steel on tiny 
cement blocks. Out in the perimeter are stacks and stacks of things which 
Level Six tells me are drying trays for prunes and apricots. I suppose they 
got them cheap, it being out of season--but why? 

Librarian Wears Sports Shirt 

Our last issue reported the recent visit to one of our libraries of the 
three Russians who observed the American Presidential elections as guests of 
the State Department. Last Sunday an AP dispatch reported that one of the 
visitors, Vladimir L. Kudryavtzev, had written in Izvestia that among the 
things that disconcerted him in his journeys was the sight of a librarian 
"wearing a brightly colored sports shirt" (name and location of library not 
given). Other things he did not like were the shrill whistles used by hotel 
doormen to call taxis, and girl students in Louisville wearing lipstick. He 
did like the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, a Chicago skyscraper whose 
elevators whisked him up forty-one floors in twenty-five seconds, and the 
Golden Gate Bridge. 

D. H. Lawrence Fellowship Is Established 

An invitation to participate in the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship Fund has 
been issued by the University of New Mexico. The Fund has been established 
to encourage creative writers and artists by providing summer residence at 
the Lawrence Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. The ranch was given to the Univer- 
sity by Lawrence's widow, Frieda, and her husband, Angelo Ravagli, in the 
fall of 1955, "to be perpetuated as a memorial to Lawrence and to be put to 
uses in keeping with its spirit " Frieda herself died last August, and is 
buried at the ranch near the chapel in which Lawrence's ashes were placed. 

Nominations for the fellowship will be requested of editors, critics, 
and teachers of creative writing and art in universities and colleges. Se- 
lection will be made by a committee from these fields. Mr. Powell is a mem- 
ber of the Sponsoring Committee for the Fund, composed of friends of Lawrence 
and writers and critics familiar with his work. 


UCLA Librarian 

UNESCO and Libraries 

Verner W. Clapp, President and Executive Head of the Council on Library 
Resources, Inc., writes in the Library Journal for November 15 that although 
the word "library" or "libraries" appears nowhere in the Constitution of the 
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, a good 
share of UNESCO's attention during its first ten years has been turned to 
matters bearing directly on the development of library services. "Librari- 
ans," he says, "can take satisfaction both in the extent of these activities 
and their results; and American librarians can take particular satisfaction 
in the degree to which American ideals and standards of library service have 
been propagated through UNESCO's efforts, and in the extent to which in- 
dividual American librarians have participated. Yet I think it is fair to 
say that the activities were prosecuted and results achieved not only with 
little support, but even to a considerable extent without the knowledge, of 
the organized library profession in the United States." 

On this tenth anniversary of UNESCO's establishment, Mr. Clapp and 
Carlos Victor Penna, Cultural Activities Specialist in the UNESCO Regional 
Office in Havana, and Charles M. Morhardt, Associate Director of the Detroit 
Public Library, have all contributed articles to this issue of the Library 
Journal to review UNESCO's achievements in promoting and extending library 
services and to review the relationship to UNESCO of organized library work 
in the United States. 

Since UNESCO is still under suspicion in some areas of the United 
States, most notably here in Los Angeles, as an international organization 
aiming to break down people's national loyalties, it is important for li- 
brarians to know what this organization, which the United States government 
actively supports and participates in, is actually doing to further library 
services throughout the world. Mr. Clapp points out that one way to learn 
about this is to look at the listing of projects in this field which was 
prepared for the Fifth National Conference on UNESCO held in Cincinnati in 
1955 under the title, UNESCO's Program: Libraries, Bibliographic Services, 
Documentation. A Catalog of Principal Activities . This was a mere list of 
some 226 projects and titles, and extended to more than seven printed pages, 
as later reproduced in American Documentation in April 1956, and Mr. Clapp 
remarks that the list cannot fail to impress any librarian, and perhaps 
interest him to know more about UNESCO's programs and to take advantage of 
some of the services which may directly benefit him. 

The Library Journal's articles will serve as a helpful introduction to 
a study of this program which holds such great significance for librarians. 

Death of a Southwest Librarian 

News from Arizona tells of the recent death of a noted librarian and 
archivist, Mulford Winsor, 82, who had been Director of the Arizona State 
Department of Library and Archives since 1932. He had been appointed 
Arizona s first state historian, in 1909, had been a delegate to the Con- 
stitutional Convention from Yuma, and was the secretary to the first gover- 
nor of Arizona, in 1912. He became a State Senator, and was president of 
the Senate from 1923 to 1928. He had founded three Arizona newspapers. He 
has been succeeded by his Assistant Librarian, Mrs. Alice B. Good. 

Three Million at Illinois 

(Nov^KL^Q^r 1 ^ ° f IH j n ° is has ann °™ced in its Library Staff Bulletin 
iraoht nlilr V ^Vf" three : mi ] l ion th volu ^. Pomponius Mela's Cosmo- 
fo the Lib'rar e at a Urb:! manC r* S P aln > /pril 17, 1498, has recently been added 
to the Library at Urbana. Cosmographia is said to be "the first geograph- 

fi It Si o r vo 7 gnlZ V n f mentl ° n the disc °very of America." ^Library's 
iirst million volumes took sixty years to acquire, the Bulletin observes 

noTtnl l™sTlt-r r8 '- and ^ \ k t Td sHghtJ y ° Ver a decade ' Illinois 
sities t U P s e f UniV "3 lty ! lb / ar V' is third among all univer- 

the United States, and is f lft h among all United States libraries. 

November 30, 1956 34 

Two More Periodical Deaths 

To the list of suspensions of periodicals must be added two that were of 
particular interest to university libraries, The Pacific Spectator and Essen- 
tial Books. The cause of both suspensions was economic. 

The Pacific Spectator , which ceased publication with the last issue of 
its tenth volume (Fall, 1956), was published quarterly by the Stanford Univer- 
sity Press for the Pacific Coast Committee for the Humanities of the American 
Council of Learned Societies and twenty-one supporting colleges and univer- 
sities on the Pacific Coast and in Hawaii (including the University of Cali- 
fornia). The reasons for its demise, as stated by the Editors, are " those 
that plague all quarterly magazines: steadily rising costs and the recurrent 
difficulties of securing the annual amounts needed to cover the deficits. 
The unfortunate fact is that no magazine of relatively small circulation, 
appealing only to those who want to think while they read, can exist today 
without regular subsidies for publication. Ten years, statistically, is a 
long life for such journals..." 

Essential Books, which was issued five times a year by Essential Books, 
Inc., a subsidiary of Oxford University Press, had been published for only a 
year. Its stated purpose had been "to announce and describe, concisely and 
factually, books on subjects of interest to scholars, libraries, the various 
professions, and other readers with serious interests. " It was concerned 
particularly with publications of American university presses and other 
scholarly institutions, the publications of Oxford University Press, and 
books of British origin for which Essential Books, Inc., is the publisher in 
the United States. It also published general articles of literary and book- 
ish interest. It had been looked to by many librarians as a partial sub- 
stitute for the United States Quar terly Book Review, which ceased publication 
earlier this year. "Publication of the magazine..." the publisher states, 
was suspended for economic reasons and may be resumed at a later date in 
different form. If publication is resumed, librarians will be among the 
first to learn of it." 

Through the Iron Curtain (With CU's Agent!) 

A 1956 telephone directory from East Berlin has been acquired by the 
Berkeley Library's Genera] Reference Service, through the cunning "biblio- 
telephonic espionage" of Mr. Francis Gates, of CU's Social Science Reference 
Service, according to CU News for 15 November 1956. It was through Mr. 
Gates's reading in the UCLA Librarian for September 7 about the "superb 
scouting offices of CLU's 'agent extraordinaire'" in securing Holland, Bel- 
gium, Norway, and West Berlin directories that he "was moved to see if he 
could get a copy of the East Berlin directory through a pinhole in the iron 
curtain," CU News says. His success is reported to be evidenced by the ar- 
rival of the directory which will be placed with the Library's other foreign 
directories "from such countries as France, England, Holland, Ireland, Italy, 
Austria, India, and South Africa." (None, apparently, from the Isle of 
Lundy, which Harper's, this month, reports is "Almost Strictly for the Birds." 

CLU's above-mentioned 'agent extraordinaire,' headquartered in Paris, 
has been supplied with a Verifax copy of the report in CU News, and has been 
asked to comment--or, preferably, to remit East Berlin directory by return 
mail . 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Page Ackerman, Louise M. Darling, Edna C. Davis, Deborah King, 
Helen G. More, Winifred V. Walker, Florence Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. 

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Volume 10, Number 6 

December 14, 1956 

From the Librarian 

To the little gallery of portraits which hangs in the exhibit room off 
the rotunda we hope to add one of the late Provost Clarence A. Dykstra, 
painted from life by Winifred Rieber, widow of Dean Charles Rieber. Pro- 
fessor Dean McHenry met with me last week to plan for the Library's acquisi- 
tion of the portrait. 

Mr. Trejo and I met with Professors Fitzgibbon and Hussey, as members 
of the Committee on Latin American Studies, to discuss a guide to collec- 
tions in this field in Southern California libraries. Our next meeting will 
include Miss Lodge and Mr. Mink, for their expert advice. 

Other meetings this week included one with Mr. Schmidt of University 
Extension on next summer's Institute on Library Administration, and one with 
Professors Booth and Sheppard on Library Committee business. 

From his lifetime role of banker and insurance company president, 
Dwight L. Clarke, president of the Friends of the UCLA Library, has embraced 
that of biographer and historian. Mr. Clarke is spending more and more time 
throughout the library in writing a life of Stephen W. Kearny, finding the 
Department of Special Collections and Mr. Mink of particular help. 

On Wednesday I spoke at the annual Christmas dinner of the Los Angeles 
Writers Club, under the presidency of our good friend and neighbor, the 
novelist-historian Paul Wellman. 

Upon publication of our Occasional Paper Number 5, the reading list 
for "Libraries and Learning," the course known as English 195 which I shall 
give again next semester, I want to acknowledge in particular the painstak- 
ing and devoted work of Miss Lodge in its preparation. Copies are available 
free in my office. Occasional Paper Number 6 will be the long awaited Guide 
to Special Collections, upon which Wilbur Smith and James Mink have toiled 
for several years. It is to be issued in the spring with the help of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library, as a multilithed publication. 

Christmas will come before the next issue. This is my last opportunity 
then to wish a peaceful time to all the staff and their families. 



UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Changes 

Mrs. Mary Maher has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Bio- 
medical Library, replacing Persis Winegar, who has been reclassified to 
Principal Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department. Mrs. Maher at- 
tended Santa Monica City College and UCLA, and worked as a student assistant 
in the Agriculture Library for more than a year. 

Marnette Saz , who has also joined the staff of the Biomedical Library 
as Senior Library Assistant, received her B.A. from UCLA last June. She was 
formerly employed as a part-time assistant in the Beverly Hills Pubiic 

I i hr h r v 

Mary Athans, newly appointed Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, 
has recently attended Redlands University. 

Carolee Schaefer, who is a new Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Department, 
received her B.A. from the University at Berkeley last June, and worked as a 
part-time laboratory assistant in the Home Economics department. 

Mrs. Barbara Cook, Senior Typist-Clerk in the 
Office of the Librarian, has resigned to accept a 
position with University Extension. 


On November 23 Arthur Mayers, of Los Angeles, 
who presented his Ralph Waldo Emerson collection to 
the Library last year, visited the Department of 
Special Collections. 

M. H. Reynolds, of the faculty at St. George 
College, Crawley, Western Australia, visited the Li- 
brary on November 28, and was shown about by Leo 
L i n d e r . 

Tatsuhiko Tateishi, Professor of Legal Philoso- 
phy at Meiji University, in Tokyo, visited the Li- 
brary on December 3. 

Miss Emilia Pasis, a librarian working at the 
United States Information Agency Library in Seville, 
Spain, visited the Library on December 4 and was shown about by Ardis Lodge. 
Miss Pasis is on a three months tour in the United States under the sponsor- 
ship of the U.S. I. A. 

Donald V. Higgs, former Research Associate in the Geology Department, 
visited the Geology Library during the Institute of Geophysics Technical 
Conference, 1956, held on this campus November 28-30. Mr. Higgs toured the 
Library with several of his colleagues from the Shell Development Company of 

Professor Charles M. Gilbert, Acting Chairman of the Department of Ge- 
ology on the Berkeley campus, visited the Geology Library on November 30 
with Professor Putnam. 


American Almanacs , December 14-January 31: Farmers' almanacs of the 
18th and 19th centuries, from New England and the frontier area through Ohio; 
including comic, patent medicine, religious, and temperance almanacs. Before 
collecting in this field was begun in earnest this year the Library had about 
350 volumes consisting mainly of a fine 250-volume collection of Pennsylvania- 
German almanacs. In a short time the collection has grown to 2,578 volumes 
representing 475 titles. Early almanacs are being purchased to augment the 
American Folklore Collection, with primary interest in local customs, folk 
sayings, and curiosities of local superstition, and a related interest in 
American literature and history. Professors Hugh Dick and Wayland Hand have 
assisted Miss Nixon in the preparation of this exhibit. 

Shakespeare Fourth Folio, December 14-28, in the foyer: A copy of the 
Fourth Folio of Shakespeare's plays (1685), presented to the Library by Dr. 
Myron Prinzmetal of Beverly Hills. 

December 14, 1956 


Photographic Exhibit on UNESCO 

"Ten Years of Service to Peace," a photographic exhibit illustrating the 
work of UNESCO from 1946 to 1956, is on display in the exhibit room, through 

Miss Ryan at Documents Workshop 

Mary Ryan, of the Government Publications Room, attended the Reference 
Workshop on Statistics Pertaining to California, last Friday, which was 
sponsored by the CLA Documents Committee. Some one hundred librarians met at 
the Oakland Public Library for day-long sessions on agricultural statistics, 
state and local government statistics, and statistics of business and popu- 
lation. In addition to the more usual topics, the subjects utider discussion 
ranged, according to Miss Ryan, from earthworms to building permits in the 
town of Pinole. 

IIR Librarians Participate in Conferences 

In a Job Opportunities Forum held in downtown Los Angeles on December 4, 
and sponsored by the Los Angeles Urban League and the Institute of Industrial 
Relations on this campus, Paul Miles, Institute Librarian, conducted a ques- 
tion and answer period following a panel discussion by representatives of the 
Federal Civil Service and aircraft plants. The program, presented for eighty 
junior and senior high school vocational counselors in the Los Angeles City 
Schools, emphasized bringing more racial minority group people into the 
skilled occupations, scientific and technical jobs, and the professions. Mr. 
Miles compiled a bibliography for the occasion, entitled Employment of Racial 
Minor i ty Groups in Amer icon Indus t ry . 

Last Saturday, a Teacher s ' Conference on the American Economy, entitled 
"A Glimpse Into the Future," was held on the campus under the sponsorship of 
University Extension, the Institute of Industrial Relations, the School of 
Education, the Southern California Council on Economic Education, and the 
Los Angeles Teachers' Institute. Roth Mr. Miles and Edwin Kaye of the In- 
stitute Library participated in the workshop sessions of the Conference, and 
Mr. Kaye prepared an annotated bibliography for distribution to all partici- 
pants in the Conference. The purpose of the meeting was to present up-to- 
date information on significant developments in industry which are of im- 
portance to social studies teachers, and to acquaint them with readily avail- 
able reference materials useful to them in their teaching. 

Babies of the Month(s) 

A son, David, Jr., has bet 

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UCLA Librarian 

Student-Librarian at Biomedical Library 

Mrs. Stella Z. Oldendorf, a student in the School of Library Science at 
USC, is doing practice work in the Biomedical Library. Mrs. Oldendorf, a 
graduate of Russell Sage College, in Troy, New York, is particularly inter- 
ested in medical libraries, and will work and learn in both the Circulation 
and Catalog Departments during the next few weeks. 

Staff Association Christmas Project 

Two needy families have been adopted this year by the Library Staff 
Association for one of its Christmas projects. Instead of the one family 
adopted by the Association in former years, the Los Angeles Bureau of Public 
Assistance has suggested adopting two, because of the generous contributions 
that have been made in past years. The families will be given food, cloth- 
ing, toys, and a Christmas tree which the Social Committee will purchase. 
Staff members have not been asked to contribute money, but have been bring- 
ing in canned goods, toys, ornaments for the tree, and used clothing this 
week. Although yesterday was the deadline for contributions, additional 
items will be gratefully received. 

Annual Christmas Party 

The Library Staff Association Christmas party will be held in the Staff 
Room, on December 18, from 2:30 to 4:30. There will be selections by the 
B-Flat Bibliophiles, folk dances of Germany, Yugoslavia, and Ukraine by the 
UCLA Workshop Dancers, and recorded Christmas music. There will also be 
Food, and Drink, and "a" Santa Claus. All are invited. 

Christmas Gift to CARE 

As a special Christmas gift, the Library Staff Association will donate 
$100, instead of $50 as in previous years, to CARE, for Hungarian refugees. 
As in former years, $25 will be given to the Children's Hospital, and be- 
ginning January 1, the monthly contribution to CARE will be increased from 

$20 to $30. 

Essays from Oregon 

For each issue of the Oregon 


Director of Libraries, William 


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nning about June 17, courses will be given in 
n and Cataloging, School Library Administration, 
, and Reference and Government Publications (a 
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troduction to Librar i anship , College and Univer- 
n, Development of the Book, Reading and Reading 
blems in Classification and Cataloging (a second 

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ogram for the Master of Library Science degree, 
three to four summers of full-time study. Re - 
o the summer sessions are the same as for the 
demic year. 

New Map of Spanish California 

The third in We s tways ' series of 
published under the title, A Map of th 
Some of the More Interesting Ranchos o 
the Routes of the Pr inc ipal Land Explo 
room on the map for such a long title, 
generous 32" x 46" size, and contains 
on the missions, presidios, pueblos, a 
are also brief but remarkably informat 
land explorations. Routes of the doze 
lines in five colors. W. W. Robinson 
the map; cartography was by Lowell But 
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the story of California in the days of 
effort to make the State's background 
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rations Therein . There is plenty of 

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UCLA Librar ian 

Old Stack. VI 

I'm just about completely frustrated from lack o f Communication, 
sorts of formative things are going on, and O.L.I, is "on vacation." 
whips in via a verboten parking place before the books are awake, and 
can't yell at her because I hate to get them up too early; and Swish! 
gone before the tubes are warmed up, and I'm left batting my gums. 


she' s 
look at Wednesday week's fabulously tall crane- -"McWhorter' s Link Belt 
Speeder," for what it may be worth--which performed the Pouring of the Floor 
by remote control with a couple of very tricky oversize buckets, and did 
the whole hundred yards in less than the day. Just a mere glance at the 
floor the next morning, and an almost total indifference to my embarrassment 
when the fruit-drying trays turned out to be new-fangled forms of iron- 
reinforced oiled wood which are being locked onto both sides of the steel 
to receive the aggregate for the walls. 

Personally, I admired that floor, so smooth, so square, so quickly 
done. After the boys spent Thursday morning polishing corners and cutting 
man-made cracks between the columns they spread the whole thing with a 
shiny coat of sheep dip. I heard Barbara W. , one of my girls, chortling 
about how future generations would never know that New Stack has a Black 
Bottom, which puzzles me, because the books tell me that this is either a 

chocolate pie. However, it doesn't both- 
stuff was sheep dip. I smelled of it for 

recent folk dance or a species of 
er me too much because I know the 
hours . 

Excitement in the Level Five 
not Stack construction). 
week--for her husband, s 

My boys and girl s - -pages , 
a Right Merrie Christmas, each 

would too, but she's flipped off again, 
and what good does whatever it is, do? 

Library Publications from the Northwest 

Cage (this isn't cons true tion -- at least, 
..a beaming librarian took out BG 525 E13e last 
he said. Oh! My! 

shelvers, staff--join with me in wishing you 
of you to your own desire. O.L.I, probably 

What do librarians do on vacation, 

Two exceptionally interesting publications come from university librar- 
ies in the Northwest: The Bookmark , issued by the University of Idaho Li- 
brary, at Moscow, and The Call Number, published by the University of Oregon 
Library Staff Association. The most recent issues of both publications are 

The Bookmark for December 1 contains a complete statement on Idaho's 
new library building, with building plans and perspective view of the hand- 
some building now under construction. The issue also contains an article, 
"Why So Long to Purchase a Book?" by Charles Irvin, news notes and comments 
on library matters, and a quarterly list of new accessions. The Bookmark 
is edited by Lee Zimmerman, University Librarian at Idaho. 

There are several fine articles in The Call Number for November, one 
of particular interest to both Oregonians and Californians being "The Educa- 
tion of an Understanding Heart," by Inez Fortt, a member of the Special Col- 
lections Department at Oregon, in which the career of the University of 
Oregon's extraordinary Nature Girl, of the period around 1915, Opal Whitely, 


December 14, 1956 


is gently but trenchantly recalled, down to the point of her sudden depar- 
ture from the campus at Eugene to go south to make her way in Hollywood. 
The Call Number is edited by a committee of the Staff Association which 
includes one of our former catalogers, Eugene B. Barnes, now Head Acquisi- 
tions Librarian at Oregon. 

Honoring a Great Children's Librarian 

Anne Carroll Moore has been honored by publication of a book of essays 
entitled Reading without Boundaries, edited by Frances Lander Spain, on the 
occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of library service 
to children at the New York Public Library, and of her appointment as Su- 
pervisor of Work with Children. The essays have been printed as a double 
issue (November-December 1956) of the New York Public Library's Bulletin. 
Among those who have joined in paying tribute to this librarian who did so 
much to promote reading for children "for the pure joy and refreshment it 
gives throughout life" (as Miss Moore herself described it) is Frances 
Clarke Sayers, who served as Superintendent of Work with Children, at the 
New York Public Library, from 1941 to 1952. Mrs. Sayers writes, in a piece 
entitled "Big Walking Day," of some of the librarians early in the century 
who "sang a whole new profession into existence- - the profession of chil- 
dren's 1 ibr ari anship. They sang the capacities of children, the dignity of 
childhood, the right of children to freedom of choice in their own place, 
the lack of books, and the peaks of excellence to which the authors and 
artists must aspire if their books were to be given shelf-room in libraries 
for children. " 

It is a matter of momentous good fortune, Mrs. Sayers writes, that Anne 
Carroll Moore, when she was serving both as librarian and critic, "had at 
her command the special genius of a writer-critic far surpassing the ability 
of the usual librarian writing book notes and reviews as part of her daily 
assignment. Hers was a mind that tested books for children in the strong 
light of English and American letters; a literary mind, well-read, and 
quickened by perceptive response to creative writing, past and present. To 
this native perception was added an unerring awareness of childhood itself, 
and a changing, continually fresh exploration of books in the company of 
chi ldren. " 

Mrs. Sayers sh.ows that the idea of reading for the joy of reading has 
not always prevailed, particularly when criteria of the social sciences and 
psychology have been applied "outside their legitimate realms" to children's 
literature, or when, in time of war, books have been put into service for 
propaganda. But she asserts that "as long as children find in books people, 
places, stories and knowledge that absorb them, the creative writer will 
endure, writing himself and his own absorptions in his own way, ignoring 
the jargon of the experts, the ever-changing terminologies, the schools of 
thought, the slogans and the shibboleths. frabjous day! There are always 
such as these ! 


UCLA Librarian 

Gladys English 

Frances Clarke Sayers has contributed the following note about the late 
Gladys English, who was widely known for her work as a librarian for many 
years in the Los Angeles Public Library, and more recently as librarian of 
the Immaculate Heart High School: 

On December 5th Gladys English died. That date brought to an end more 
than thirty years richly dedicated to people, books and 1 i brari an sh i p, spent 
for the most part in her own native California. When in 1930 she came to 
Los Angeles to head up Work with Children in the Public Library, she had al- 
ready gained experience as high school librarian, county librarian, and as 
librarian at the ALA Headquarters in Chicago. The Department of the Los 
Angeles Public Library came to its maturity under her direction, and in the 
twenty years of her leadership gained national recognition in the world of 
children's books. No one can count the undiscovered authors and artists she 
helped to the sure haven of publication; nor the librarians she trained; nor 
the children she reached; nor the books she read and supported. No one can 
chart the distant reaches of her unstinted concern. 

Library Holiday Schedule 

During the Christmas Recess, Main Library hours will be as follows: 

December 19, Wednesday, to December 21, Friday ... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

December 22, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

December 23, Sunday, to December 25 (Christmas Ho] iday) . Closed 

December 26, Wednesday, to December 28, Friday ... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

December 29, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

December 30, Sunday Closed 

December 31, Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

January 1, Tuesday (New Year's Day) Closed 

January 2, Wednesday Resume regular schedule 

A Note on the Illustrations 

The sequence of silhouettes appearing on the preceding pages is repro- 
duced from a page in Munchener Bi Iderbogen (Munich picture sheets) entitled 
"Das Gastmahl " (the feast). As noted in the Librarian for last June 29, the 
Library recently acquired a complete set of these picture sheets published 
at the middle of the nineteenth century, and they are now in the Department 
of Special Collections. 

To our readers, a jolly Gastmahl on Christmas day, but with a happier 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Louise Darling, Dorothy R. Dragonette, Deborah (O.L.I.) King, 
Frances Clarke Sayers, Hiawatha H. Smith, Florence Williams, L. Kenneth 
Wilson. Art work by William W. Rellin. 




Volume 10. Number 7 

December 28, 1956 

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people we serve. 


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sitions Department, has been reclas- 
to Principal Library Assistant, 
from Mrs. Charleen Litwack, Typist- 
he birth of her baby; and Marian 
rcul ation Department, to accept a posi- 
al Service. 

Staff Association Donation 

By this time the staff have seen and used the new cups and saucers in 
the Staff Room many times. The Staff Association Executive Board reports 
with pleasure that the old cups and saucers have been donated to the Culler 
Academy, 231 South Westmoreland Avenue, Los Angeles, a non-denominat ion al 
Protestant grammar and high school. 


UCLA Librarian 

Visitors and Readers 

On December 18 Donald Straus, Personnel Director for the Beckman Instru- 
ments Company, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. Me was 
particularly interested in seeing materials on cash bonus plans. 

Professor Chaim Pekeris, of the Department of Applied Mathematics, in 
the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovath, Israel, visited the Geology Li- 
brary on December 18. Professor Pekeris is working as a consultant on the 
Earth Tides Program of the International Geophysical Year, and was accompa- 
nied on his tour of the Library by Professor Louis B. Slichter, Director of 
the Institute of Geophysics and Chairman of the I.G.Y. Earth Tides Program. 

Jack Castleton, Assistant Superintendent of Public Relations at the 
Los Angeles Post Office, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Li- 
brary on December 20 in connection with a personnel survey which the local 
postal administration is making in order to reduce turnover rates. 

Dr. Francisco Guerra, Professor of Pharmacology at the National Univer- 
sity of Mexico, and Visiting Lecturer in the UCLA Department of Pharmacology, 
visited the Department of Special Collections on December 18. Dr. Guerra 
will address the Winter Meeting of the Society for the History of Medical 
Science, on the campus, on the evening of Tuesday, January 15. 

"Patent Medicines" Featured at Biomedical Library 

An exhibit on "Patent Medicines," celebrating the fiftieth anniversary 
of the United States Food and Drug Administration, is being shown at the Bio- 
medical Library, through February 1. Materials from the collection of J. 
Langdon Taylor of the Department of Physiology are featured, and photographs, 
publications, and seized drugs have been lent by the Los Angeles office of 
the Food and Drug Administration. 

Gifts from Ray Bradbury 

Ray Bradbury has presented the Library with a group of drafts and type- 
scripts of some of his short stories, among which are "And the Rock Cried 
Out" (published in Fahrenheit kbl) , and "Summer Night" and "Magical 
Kitchen," both from his forthcoming book, Dandelion Wine. He has also pre- 
sented a mimeographed shooting script (not the final one) of the motion 
picture, "Moby Dick." 

E. B. Browning Item Returns to the Clark 

A rare first edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's first book, An Es- 
say on Mind (London, 1826), written when she was only seventeen, which had 
once belonged to William Andrews Clark, Jr., and which he had presumably pre- 
sented to his brother, Charles, has now come back to the Clark Library as a 
gift from John Fleming, of New York. The volume was in the library of the 

Southern District on April 27 

June E. Bayless, President of the CLA Southern District, announces that 
the 1957 meeting will be held in San Marino on Saturday, April 27. Meetings 
will begin with a general session in the morning, and will close with a din- 
ner meeting at the Huntington -Sheraton Hotel in the evening. Among the 
section meetings scheduled for the day will be a luncheon for College and 
University Librarians, at the Athanaeum, in Pasadena. 

December 28, 1956 45 

Old Stack. VII 

December 14. Get a load of my rear end all rigged up in Christmas- 
green finery! Complete with wooden stripes, real Ivy League! This is be- 
cause it rained again, and that on the day they poured the wall of Sub- 
level A. As soon as that was over (and were the boys soaked to the skin 
by six o'clock that night!) everybody went to work climbing around, stretch- 
ing, hammering, fastening the tarps together with wires in the grommets, 
intent on keeping the northeasters away from the plaster and brick dust on 
the Books. They--the Books on the south periphery- -grumbl ed some about the 
complete gloom and ai r- tightness , but I tell 'em just to imagine the Psycho- 
logical, or the folkdance books, or the books on marriage, or Greek 
and Roman and Russian history cased up in plaster casts, and to be thankful. 

December 21. They spent the last week taking the forms off the Level A 
walls, re-oiling them and moving them up for the walls of First. Such a 
fussing, too. Every single stray bit of stray concrete had to be brushed 
off the exposed steel - -George and Jay and a couple of others have sat on 
planks with feet dangling, scouring that steel with wire toothbrushes and 
chisels. That Gil DeCamp is a hard man, but a good one. Which reminds me 
that Mr. Wilson is gone, and the Barnes people have sent a new one--I 
haven't met him yet, though I've tried to say hello a couple of times. He 
is mostly interested in building new, I think, and not so much in us old- 

This morning the mixers are lined up again and the First's walls and 
columns are going in. There's no steel above that, but I suppose they'll 
get around to that in good time. 

Morning Burning Permitted 

The University Libraries, North and South, regularly exchange their 
published products, so that each can see how the other serves its readers 
through handbook, guide, and orientation leaflet. This year there seems to 
have been a certain reluctance by our brothers in Berkeley to send us a new 
edition of their leaflet on Magazine Indexes (sometimes referred to as "pe- 
riodical" indexes, as in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature ) , but a 
friend of ours recently visited Berkeley and got a copy which she hid in the 
hem of her petticoat until she got back to Southern California. 

Some of our staff members who have looked into the matter think there 
may have been fear of some offense in the sample reference used in the leaf- 
let in explaining how to use indexes. The example was an article entered in 
the Readers' Guide under the subject SMOG, and the title was "Smog that 
smothers Los Angeles." According to the reference the article was "il" and 
appeared in Read Digest 63:134-8 Ja '56. 

Berkeley's solicitude for the feelings of the smothered folk of L. A. 
is of course deeply appreciated, for we are indeed sensitive about such mat- 
ters. In fact, when the editors of Know Your Library (Los Angeles, 1956) 
were'casting about for a suitable example of an index entry they hit on the 
selfsame subject-- sugges ted , perhaps, by comments by visitors from up north 
where things are said to be cleaner and purer. But not wishing to let a 
vulgar expression like S--G appear on the handsome pages of the University 
Press's printing job, they were relieved to find an entry in the RG under 
AIR POLLUTION: and under this, reference to an article in Fortune (an un- 
digested publication) entitled "Garbage in the Sky" (il map). 

The reasoning, we think, has something to do with the idea that most of 
us have learned to live with the fact of garbage--it can even be sent down 
the drain, in today's kitchen--but no one wants to admit that the s--g we 
shall have with us always. And until a way is found to flush it out of our 
sight (and smell), we intend to turn our backs on it and see li its teeJ- 
ings can be hurt. 


UCLA L ibrar lan 

Picketing Santa Is Unmasked 

Many of Miriam Fine Dudley's old friends from her days as a member of 
the Acquisitions Department caught glimpses of her at the Staff Association 
Christmas Party through the peepholes of her Santa Claus mask, as she played 
the role of picketing objector to the "official" S. Claus, Roberta Nixon; 
but none had any idea who the diminutive fellow was. Of course Mimi had the 
rare advantage of seeing and recognizing her former associates as if through 
a show window, and then disappearing before she was found out. Some have 
promised forgiveness if she will come back unmasked. 

Exchange of Correspondence 

The following letters have not previously been published: 

October 15, 1956 


9 Rockefeller Plaza 

New York 20, New York 

Dear Sir: 

I am mo 
Endore' s Kin 
taken from t 
a shameful t 
ously in a p 
c 1 assmate ' s 
in the annal 
reviewing pr 

I have 
his research 
generous nat 
have al so re 
your readers 
could be eve 

ved to pr 
g of Pari 
he book, 
hing; and 
e j orati ve 
descript i 
s of the 
ac tice . 
known Guy 

and can 
lire, and 
ad his bo 

that the 
n f ain t 1 y 

otest the unkindness and injustice of your review of Guy 
s. To fill up several columns with material about Dumas 
and to accord the book itself a couple of sentences, is 
to patronize the author as a "scriptwriter," used obvi- 
sense, and furthermore to mock him by quoting a college 
on of him as resembling the young Shelley, is a new low 
sneer and the plot summary which constitute your book- 

Endore for the many years he has used this library for 
testify to his unassuming, energetic, sensitive, and 
it pains me to see him subjected to your unkindness. I 
oks, including The King of Paris, and wish to assure 
y are written with skill and hones ty- -none of which 

guessed from your treatment of him and his work. 

Yours sincerely, 

Lawrence Clark Powell 

Librarian of the University of 
California at Los Angeles 

Mr. Lawrence Clark Powell 
The Library of the 
University of California 
405 Hilgard Avenue 
Los Angeles 24, California 

Dear Mr. Powel 1 : 

November 19, 1956 

We are very sorry 
was unkind and unjust. 

of the book and said so in 
though, for another reader 

and since you are a friend of Mr. Endore' s 
your opinion of his book. 

felt our review of Guy Endore's book, King of Paris 
is true, TIME's reviewer did not think very highly 
our October 15 review. It is perfectly possible, 
to receive an entirely different impression of it, 
we were particularly interested in 

Cordi ally yours , 

Maria Luisa Cisneros 

For the Editors 

(TTME, the Weekly Newsmagazine 

December 28, 1956 47 

New Undergraduate Services at Yale 

James T. Babb, Librarian of Yale University, refers in his Report for 
the year 1955-1956 to the Library's major concern with the inadequate space 
undergraduates have had to study, and the inadequate supply of duplicate 
books for classroom use, particularly in the large courses. He states that 
he has mentioned in recent reports that the use of Library facilities by un- 
dergraduates has at times almost overwhelmed the staff. A 1 ibrary- f acu 1 ty 
committee appointed two years ago to study the problem made its report last 
December, which, Mr. Babb says, received the immediate attention of Presi- 
dent Griswold, who, in turn appointed a Committee of Masters of the colleges 
at Yale to consider expanding the college libraries in an attempt to correct 
these conditions. 

The committee recommended "that each individual college library be 
roughly doubled in size, doubled in space for books, and doubled in seating 
capacity, with new, attractive, and efficient library furniture to replace 
much of the old club-like furniture- -overstuffed davenports, etcetera- -which 
was more suited for sleeping or other extracurricular activities as men- 
tioned by a most distinguished member of the Yale Corporation." They fur- 
ther recommended making substantia] funds available for multiple copies of 
reserved books to be placed in college libraries, and creation of a new po- 
sition on the Main Library staff for a librarian in charge of the various 
reserve collections. The final report of the committee was presented to the 
Corporation in April, and the Library was instructed to proceed immediately. 
Mr. Babb expected to have the whole plan in operation by the opening of the 
f al 1 semester. 

The Bridge Is Still in Business 

As this subsidized periodical has been reporting from time to time, 
these are perilous times for magazines trying to make a go of things with 
limited budgets and limited numbers of readers. It is no great surprise, 
therefore, to learn of one of the latest failures among the little literary 
magazines, that of The California Quarterly, this month. The magazine 
Coast line s, which is assuming the Quarterly's literary properties, states 
that upon it will fall "the job of carrying on the liberal tradition in the 
Southern California field." 

If we have become hardened to the spectacle of little magazines appear- 
ing and disappearing almost before we can enter subscriptions for them, we 
have had several million people for company in our amazement over the news 
that Collier ' s and the Woman's Home Companion would be suspended next month. 
Both have been losing money despite circulations of 4,500,000 and 4,200,000, 
respectively, but increased costs and decreased advertising have resulted in 
losses of millions of dollars. Inevitable observations are made concerning 
the perils of bigness, which appears to be about as dangerous as excessive 
smallness. Matt Weinstock, however, in the Mirror-News, offers the theory 
that the general -in teres t magazines began to weaken their position about ten 
years ago when they turned away from short stories in favor of a heavier 
diet of articles. "Let us have at least one, but preferably two or three 
real-life crises every issue," Matt says they seem to have decided. He be- 
lieves they were wrong; that "good fiction is the bread and butter" of these 

It may not be completely irrelevant to turn by way of contrast to a very 
little little magazine, edited by Glen Coffield in Portland, Oregon, and 
called The Bridge (le petit journal) (of which this Library has a complete 
file). This literary monthly appears in mimeographed form on pages of sev- 
eral colors (a recent issue was green, gray, pink, and yellow), is four by 
five inches in size, and costs ten cents a copy or a dollar a year. It is now 
in its tenth year. It is about as independent and individual as a magazine 
can be. And if the editor isn't growing wealthy, neither is his publication 
about to be absorbed by Look. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. .Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Louise Darling, Edna C. Davis, Deborah King, Paul M. Miles, 
Wilbur J. Smith, L. Kenneth Wilson. 




Volume 10, Number 7-X 

J nnuary 7 , 1957 

From the Librarian 

Today's newspapers are annou 
this summer, after three years' a 
versity of North Carolina, of And 
brarian of Occidental College, an 
deems worthy of an extra issue, 
pride in this appointment by thei 
out California and the Southwest 
this return of a good librarian t 

Andy's work at Chapel Hill a 
ing, and the University made stro 
dynamic development program of Oc 
Arthur'G. Coons appealed strongly 
of two other UCLA Ph.D. 's in Hist 
Dumke, and Chairman of the Librar 
also a strong factor in his accep 
September 1, 1957. 

Andy will return to Los Angeles 
in our Conference on Library Adminis 

We wish also to salute Elizabet 
brarian of Occidental, who will comp 
service at the end of 1956/57. Miss 
Librarian in the fall of 1924, at th 
freshman, and during the years since 
to work with her in a variety of cap 
good strong college library collecti 

The virtues of smallness are no 
virtues of largeness, and the qualit 
Occidental and her sister colleges a 
essary as those embodied in the grea 
sity of California and her colleague 

Through the library network whi 
persons as Andrew Horn, who knows an 
the small, we expect the coming year 
fruitful, and rewarding cooperation 

ncing the return to California 
bsence as Librarian of the Uni- 
rew H. Horn, to become the Li - 

event which the UCLA Librarian 
The Editor and I take particular 
r alma mater. Librarians through- 
will rejoice at and benefit from 
o the region. 

nd in the Southeast was outstand- 
ng efforts to keep him. The 
cidental College under President 

to Andy, and the presence there 
ory, Dean of the Faculty Glenn S. 
y Committee, Andrew Rolle, was 
ting the appointment as of 

next August, 
tration . 
h J. McCloy, t 
lete thirty-th 

McCloy came t 
e same time we 

it has been o 
acities. She 
on, and much g 

less signif ic 
ies brought to 
re just as mea 
t congregation 

ch links us al 
d appreciates 
s to be ones o 
and growth. 

to participate 

he retiring Li - 

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enrol 1 ed as a 
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has bui 1 t a 
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ant than the 
education by 
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the 1 arge and 
f exciting, 





Volume 10, Number 8 

January 11, 1957 

From the Librarian 

On Monday Mr. Williams and I presented the Library's program to the 
Campus Building and Development Committee. The program is planned to meet 
the needs of a student enrollment of 25,000 by 1965. 

Library development was the subject of a conversation I had last Thurs- 
day with Morton Kroll, director of the Pacific Northwest Library Survey, 
financed by a $60,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. Mr. Kroll is a former 
Uclan, having done graduate work in Political Science in the Bureau of Gov- 
ernmental Besearch. With library schools proposed at the University of 
British Columbia and the University of Oregon, Mr. Kroll was interested to 
learn of our plan for a library school at UCLA. 

On Wednesday Jack Bamsey, Librarian of the Glendale Public Library, 
lunched with me, also to discuss library education. Mr. Bamsey is Chairman 
of a special committee of the Public Library Executives of Southern Califor- 
nia, appointed to study the needs for library education in this part of the 
state . 

Last week on Thursday I spoke to the Old Treasures Club of San Fernando 
Valley on collecting rare books. One of the members present was Mrs, 
Elizabeth Sturtevant, former head of the UCLA Library Circulation Department 
in the early 1920' s. 

The following day I was in San Francisco to speak at the Browning So- 
ciety. My subject this year was Browning and New Mexico. 

The Zamorano Club's monthly dinner meeting was addressed on Wednesday 
by Willis Kerr, librarian emeritus of both Claremont and La Verne Colleges, 
and now the West's Senior bookman librarian. His subject was "My Long Life 
with Books--in Short." 

Personnel Changes 



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previous 1 
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etary Ste 
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stasia Smith has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Beference 
phy Section and the Government Publications Boom of the Befer 

ii C-..L L _ 1 J _ _ D A f .. „.,, «- I, ^ llnivorcitv ^ f Vf» T 

nt. Mrs. Smith holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and 
brary Science from Syracuse University, was librarian for four 

Crouse-Irving Hospital Nursing School, in Syracuse, New York, 
y had served as librarian in the Library School Libraryand 

libraries on the Syracuse campus. She 

is a member of Phi Beta 

mero, who has joined the staff of the Librarian's Office as 
nographer, received her A.B. from Barnard College and her Sec- 
ng Certificate from Butgers University. She has worked on the 
ne years. 


UCLA Librarian 

Nancy Towle has been reclassified from Typist Clerk to Senior Library 
Assistant in the Circulation Department. 

The resignation of Mrs. Mary K. Jones, Senior Library Assistant in the 
Art Library, has been received, as she will soon accompany her husband to 
Europe on his sabbatical leave; and Mary Athans, Typist Clerk in the En- 
gineering Library, has resigned to move to Palm' Springs, 

Visitors and Readers 

Frederick van Wyk, Assistant Director of the South African Institute of 
Race Relations, now studying the progress of racial integration in the 
United States under a Carnegie grant, called at the Library on December 21 
with Paul Jacobs of the Fund for the Republic. 

Franklin Gilliam, proprietor of the Rrick Row Rookshop in Austin, Texas, 
visited the Library on December 27. 

An all-day visitor at the Library on the 27th was Dean Herbert Halpert, 
of Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, outgoing President of the 
American Folklore Society, and one of the outstanding folklore bibliographers 
in the United States. Professor Wayland Hand reports that he spent consid- 
erable time inspecting our regular folklore collections with Wilbur Smith, 
and that he praised our holdings highly and thinks the UCLA folklore setup 
(The Folklore Group) is "somewhere near the end of the rainbow." The occa- 
sion of Mr. Halpert' s visit was the 68th annual meeting of The American 
Folklore Society, which was held in conjunction with the 55th annual meeting 
of the American Anthropological Association, at the Miramar in Santa Monica. 
Professor Hand, incidentally, is the new President-Elect of the Folklore So- 
ciety, and Professor Harry Hoijer is the President-Elect of the Anthropolog- 
ical Association. 

Ellen K. Shaffer, Rare Book Librarian at the Free Library of Philadel- 
phia and a former member of the staff of Dawson's Bookshop, called at the 
Department of Special Collections on December 28. 

Professor John L. Bosenfe Id, of the Department of Geology at Wesleyan 
University, visited the Geology Library with Professor Durrell on January 2. 

Also a recent visitor at the Geology Library was Walter Taylor, former- 
ly an instructor in Anthropology at the University of Mexico, who has been 
engaging in bibliographical research for a course he will be teaching at 
Mexico City College. 

Frederick George Bordwell, Associate Professor of Chemistry at North- 
western University, has been a recent patron of the Chemistry Library. He 
was awarded the National Science Foundation's Post-Doctorate Fellowship and 
is spending two months on the UCLA campus pursuing studies in his field of 
organic chemistry. 


Samuel Johnson, January 2-31, in the foyer. The first editions of 
Johnson's Dictionary and Boswell's Life of Johnson, a Boswell letter, and a 
model of Dr. Johnson's Room by the miniaturist, Dwight Franklin, are part of 
a large gift of rare books and manuscripts made to the Library by Flo and Jo 
Swerlmg. This latest Swerling gift also includes first editions of Charles 
Dickens's Child's History of England and David Copperfield, the latter in 
original parts; the galley sheets of Sinclair Lewis's novel, Ann Vickers; 
and more than 150 manuscripts and autograph letters, signed, by Robert Louis 
btevenson, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, George Bernard Shaw, 
and many other 19th and 20th century literary figures. 

Aerial Photographs by William Garnett are being shown in the exhibit 
room from January 7 to March 1. This is the first Southern California show- 
ingot these remarkable photographs of land, sea, mountain, and desert scenes 
in California Arizona, and Utah, taken from an altitude of 100 to 500 feet 
in the air. Chicago-born and Cal i fornia- raised , Mr. Garnett attended 
Pasadena schools and the Art Center School of Los Angeles, and later taught 

January 11, 1957 


at the University of Southern California. During World War II he was a mo- 
tion picture cameraman in the Signal Corps. In 1953 he was awarded a Gug- 
genheim Fellowship to pursue his interests in aerial photography. The 
photographs in this exhib^ are the result of his Guggenheim year. 

California History, January 14-February 1, in the Undergraduate LibraTy. 
Recent additions to the Undergraduate Library's collection of California 

From Old Stack. VIII 

O.L. I. is back f 
more informative. Ma 
this reportorial proj 
way of referring to t 
ensis in the project, 
the woodwork. 

With two long ho 
walls of A and First 
umns which will suppo 
ground within the pou 
folding topped by a s 
(Wonder where I got t 
be surprised if Jay a 

The quiet has be 
travel up from Sepulv 
mulling over the aggr 
maneuvers importantly 
spout, and adds its o 
the ground crew. I'm 
Old Groaner hurts. I 
in the gears that mak 
forms? I hope O.L.I. 

rom vacation and perhaps from here on I can be a little 
y I say, in reply to the queries of those who joined 
ect after its inception, that "O.L.I." is my own inert 
he Oldest Living Inhabitant, who is acting as my amanu- 
It's a female, and except on Saturdays she lives in 

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into the waiting 

Dr. Guerra to Speak to Medical Historians 

All members of the Library staff are invited by the Society for the 
History of Medical 9cience, Los Angeles, to its winter meeting on Tuesday, 
January 15, at 8 p.m., in the Life Science Building auditorium. Dr. Fran- 
cisco Guerra, Professor of Pharmacology in the National University of Mexico, 
and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology on this campus, will 
speak on "Medicine in Spanish America During the Colonial Period." Coffee 
will be served at the close of the lecture, Louise Darling adds, in issuing 
the invitation. 

Revista Nueva Mexicana, with L.C.P. 

"Seek essence 
create in prose wh 
essary to one. Al 
cul ture - - in them d 
'Crack the rock if 
to try. Some have 
Waters, the Fergus 
shel f , hang up map 
adobe from Pecos, 
down and see what 

What comes fr 
into the Southwest 
Winter 1957 number 
Methodist Universi 

In the same i 
Jeffers, by Radcli 

s, enduring 
at makes th 
titude, dis 
wel 1 the es 
so you lis 
sons- - provi 
s , gaze in 
reload the 
comes. " 
om Mr. Powe 
appears un 
of Southwe 
ty Press, 
ssue is a r 
ffe Squires 

things, touchstone 
is country so incre 
tance, color, confi 
sential things, but 
t, bring to light t 
-Lummis, Lawrence, 
ng that it is possi 
the turquoise ball, 
blue Scripto, take 

1 1 ' s Scripto as the 
der the title, "Rev 
st Review, publishe 

eview by L.C.P. of 
(Ann Arbor: Unive 

s, and symbols; try to re- 
asingly meaningful and nec- 
guration, history, and 

they must be extracted, 
he amethyst.' Costs nothing 
Long, La Farge, Horgan, 
ble. Stand books on the 

finger the fragment of red 
a fresh yellow pad, then sit 

result of a recent journey 
ista Nueva Mexicana, " in the 
d in Dallas by the Southern 

The Loyalties of Robinson 
rsity of Michigan Press). 

52 UCLA Librarian 

Book Collecting Contest at K.U. 

Robert Vosper reports from the University of Kansas Library that an an- 
nual book collecting contest for students is to be established there through 
a grant from Mr. and Mrs. James W. Taylor of Kansas City. Generous awards 
of money for the purchase of books will be made to the pri ze- winning con- 
testants. Robert L. Quinsey, who directed our Robert B. Campbell Student 
Book Collection Contest for its first several years, is to be in charge of 
planning the competition at Kansas. 

Library Education in Western Canada 

Planning continues at the University of British Columbia for establish- 
ment of a graduate School of Librari anship, according to the Report of the 
Librarian, Neal Harlow, for 1955-56. He writes that "A cumulating need for 
competent professional staff in all types of library service, the special 
difficulty of securing such personnel in western Canada, a larger potential 
of graduate students because of increasing university enrollment, and the 
new challenges to professional education rising out of changing social con- 
ditions and recent trends in education for 1 ibrari anship, al 1 argue for the 
establishment of such a school. The University has now taken over from the 
B.C. Department of Education full responsibility for the training of teacher- 
librarians, and this responsibility logically devolves upon the proposed li- 
brary school. The School of Librarianship will then be in the unique 
position of providing a fully articulated program of professional education, 
giving both undergraduate courses for students in the College of Education 
and graduate work preparing librarians for positions in universities, public 
libraries, schools, government, and business." 

Mr. Harlow states that studies concerning requirements for the training 
of professional librarians in that area are being made by a joint committee 
representing the Public Library Commission, the British Columbia Library As- 
sociation, and the University of British Columbia. 

Book Catalogs Replace Cards in County Branches 

The Los Angeles County Library announces that its branch card catalogs 
wer.e discontinued on January 1 in favor of book catalogs. The latter will 
benefit all of the County's branches equally, it is stated, while the card 
catalogs were benefiting only sixteen of the Library's total of 114 branches, 
some of them serving fewer patrons than many branches which did not have 
them. Librarian John D. Henderson explains that the Library could not af- 
ford card catalogs for all its branches nor the combination of book catalogs 
for all plus card catalogs for the sixteen. "To have abandoned the book 
catalogs and maintained the card catalogs for the chosen few would have 
meant the Library was penalizing 300,000 patrons in order to benefit 
100,000," he says. The eight Regional centers and the General Hospital will 
retain their card catalogs; and shelf lists for public use with Dewey clas- 
sification summaries and classification dividers are to be provided for all 

The Same Story 

Chambers's Journal, which was founded in 1832, has notified its readers 
that it is ceasing publication with the December 1956 issue (No. 492). The 
decision to stop publication was caused by the "high and mounting costs of 

Their parting message stated that "For almost a century and a quarter 
Chambers s Journal has held a special character and place among British 
periodicals, and it is sad to write the end of the story. One thinks back 
to the distinguished founders, to all who have laboured for the magazine in 
any way or given of their talent to it by writing, and to all who have bid 
it welcome irom month to month at home and far away..." 

A note of local interest: The November 1956 issue contains a poem by 
Kenneth Macgowan, "Doux Paix de France." 

January 11, 1957 


Winifred Vaughan Walker 

Mrs. Winifred Vaughan Walker 
1951 as Librarian of the Universi 
uary 3. Mrs. Walker had previous 
Pasadena Public Library, and had 
She was a graduate of the Univers 
from the University of California 

Mrs. Walker originated the c 
glish Department here, which is n 

There are many of Mrs. Walke 
of her as an extraordinarily able 
served. We have asked two of her 
Principal of the University Eleme 
English, to speak for this group: 

, who joined the Library staff in September 
ty Elementary School, died suddenly on Jan- 
ly been a children's librarian at the 
also worked in the Oakland Public Library, 
ity of Michigan, and had received her B.L.S. 

ourse in children's literature in the Eng- 

ow taught by Frances Clarke Sayers. 

r's friends and associates who might write 
librarian and friend to the children she 
closest associates, Miss Corinne A. Seeds, 

ntary School, and Mrs. Sayers, Lecturer in 

The University Elementary School and the University Library 
found in Winifred Walker all of the attributes essential to a fine 
librarian: supreme intelligence, knowledge of the field of books, 
and ability to organize and to sense the needs of co-workers and 
persons using the library; but she brought far more--a genuine 
love of all human beings, especially children, a burning desire to 
bring happiness to children through reading fine books, spiritual 
goals which were expressed in her beautiful human relations, a 
firmness of purpose to make this small library in a laboratory 
school one which would reflect the philosophy and goals of the 
school itself and serve as an example to other libraries of what a 
library for children should be. 

She created a library for children, teachers and student- 
teachers which is unique. Today it is one which truly meets the 
needs of children, not only for books but for guidance in life 
problems which are troubling them. The environment is childlike 
and charming--the atmosphere warm, if a bit noisy at times. The 
children feel at home and bask in the warmth of the welcome they 
receive. No pin-drop silence, no sharp pencil raps to obtain ab- 
solute quiet--but freedom to wander with guidance in selection 
which leads to rapt interest. There are stories and poems read 
to children. There have been bees, cats, and a nursing baby in 
this library, as well as the best of the children's classics. All 
of this was inspired and carried out by Mrs. Walker. This is why 
children, teachers, student- teachers, the members of the staff, 
and the parents of the school feel bereft at her passing. All re- 
alize that a great woman has gone from their midst. 

Perhaps the children have expressed this more directly. One 
boy said to his mother, "I love Mrs. Walker. As long as I live I 
shall never forget her." Seven-year-old Betsy has a baby brother 
whom she adores. When she heard of Mrs. Walker's death she said 
to her mother, "Won't she come back?" When assured that she would 
not return Betsy said, "Oh, mother, Scotty (the baby) will never 
get to see her!" She was comforted when she was told that Mrs. 
Walker had seen Scotty. 

Mrs. Walker, was an inspired gift to the University Elementary 
School--an answer to a long unexpressed desire that someone some- 
where would sometime understand and love children well enough to 
create a library in which they could make an integral part of 
themselves the literary heritage of the world, in their own may. 

--Corinne A. Seeds 


UCLA Librarian 

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ead or people and 

gift of laughter 

ted in a strong s 

, living and work 

collapse of her 
condi tion of 1 i f e 
to them on terms 
ension or the con 
oned adult. Chil 
the rare ones who 
ves were on, retu 
oncern, and wisdo 
easy for us to su 
in as vital a pla 
ary School . 

a greatly gifted woman. She had the 
tentation. "She always went to no end 
ver I needed." These words were the 
f grief from one of the students upon 
of Mrs. Walker's death. She had the 
he tone of her voice and the flash of 
g her lectures and her accounts of 

experiences she had encountered. She 
, and the balance and discernment which 
ense of humor. She had the gift of 
ing under the constant threat of fatigue 
energies, and these she accepted as a 
As for the children, she spoke di- 
of absolute equality, without coyness or 
trolled superiority of the well- 
dren flocked to her, recognizing her as 
, having travelled the same road they 
rned to them bringing such bounty of 
m as could be trusted utterly. It will 
stain the loss of such a person, espe- 
ce as the library of the University 

--Frances Clarke Sayers 

The death of Winifred Walker is a severe 1 os 
as a crippling one to UCLA, for she perfectly exe 
in my New Year's message to the staff. She was o 
was a librarian all of the time and in all she di 
her without an aura of dedication. Her intensity 
worked with her. She seemed to live in a special 
hood and childhood, and was able to move back and 
dren loved her. More than once I dropped in at h 
stories, and when last summer she came to hear me 
audience, I received afterwards the supreme accol 
"You are a good story teller." 

During her six years with us Mrs. Walker sou 
the book stock and the physical facilities of the 
School. Her written reports on her accompli shmen 
and beautiful and compelling. I wish more could 
her dreams. 

Only last month Mrs. Walker had agreed to te 
ship next summer at a neighboring institution. I 
she never failed to respond to a call to wider se 

The worst loss of all, however, is to librar 
tion, for by her magnetic effect on the children 
ably turning some footsteps toward library work, 
recruiters of all, who by the force of example sh 
ship can be a calling of great joy and usefulness 

Give us a few more like Winifred Walker and 
er than it is. 

s to 1 i brari anship , as well 
mplified what I wrote about 
ne of those librarians who 
d and felt. I never saw 
was felt by everyone who 
world midway between adult- 
forth in all three. Chil- 
er library to hear her tell 

do the same to a grownup 
ade when she said simply, 

ght passionately to improve 
University Elementary 
ts and her needs were warm 
have been done to fulfill 

ach children's librarian- 
n spite of limited strength 

ianship in the next genera- 
she served, she was inevit- 

Such as she are the best 
ow students that librarian- 

the future would be bright- 


UCLA Librarian 

is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor 
this issue 

James R. Cox. Contributors 
Deborali King, Elizabeth F. Norton, Frances Clarke Sayers, 
Connne A. Seeds, Florence Will:' 

l ams, 





Volume 10, Number 9 

January 25, 1957 

From the Librarian 

I am in New York today for the winter meeting of the Bibliographical 
Society of America. Following papers by Director F. B. Adams, Jr. on the 
Morgan Library's first half century, by Mortimer Graves on the members of the 
American Council of Learned Societies (the B.S.A. is one) and by Lyman But- 
terfield on the Adams papers, the B.S.A. Council, of which I am a life member 
by virtue of being a past president, meets for dinner at the Grolier Club. 

At the Affiliates dinner Wednesday night at the California Club, presid- 
ed over by President Sproul , I had the privilege of speaking for the Friends 
of the UCLA Library, followed by Vincent Price, who spoke for the Art 
Council. The University Friends of Music were represented by student singers 
and musicians. 

Last week, between almost cont 
ings and Campus Development, I part 
in Long Beach, arranged by Mrs. Dor 
of Young People's Services in the L 
given for the benefit of about a hu 
employees of Long Beach school, col 
ing on what I believe to be the rew 
ship, I moderated a panel of Miss L 
braries, Miss Martha Boaz, director 
Regis, head of the Immaculate Heart 
Edwin Castagna, City Librarian of L 

inuous meeti 
icipated in 
is Watts, fo 
ong Beach Pu 
ndred studen 
lege, and pu 
ards and res 
ois Fannin, 
of the USC 

ngs of the Committee on Build- 
a dynamic recruiting program 
rmer Uclan and now co-ordinator 
blic Library. The program was 
ts and other nonprofessional 
blic libraries. After speak- 
ponsibi 1 i ties of librarian- 
head of Long Beach School li- 
library school, Sister Mary 
College library education program, and 

ong Beach. 

Recent visitors included Willard Wilson, dean of the University of Hawaii 
and former Occidental classmate; Miss Dorothy Lyons of Santa Barbara, in 
search of material for a juvenile story with a Big Sur background; Mrs. 
Marian Lamont, for advice about publishing her book in progress on the con- 
tribution of Jews to Arizona Territory; Frank Crampton, author of Deep Enough, 
a book about western mining, to present a copy to a potential reviewer; 
Richard Hoffman, Los Angeles City College printing instructor, with two 
his students, to bring a completed job. 

On Tuesday my luncheon guest was Sean O'Faolain, the Irish writer, 
to write an article on Southern California for Holiday magazine. 



Report of the Second Decade 

Published last week was the Report of the Second Decade , 1945-1955 of 
the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. It was written by the Director 
and printed by the University of California Press. A review of the report 
will appear in an early issue of the Librarian. Copies are available on 
request at the Librarian's Office. 


UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Jean Macalis ter Moore 
a temporary replacement for Mrs. 
Barnard College and the Columbia 
formerly Associate Reference Li 
and in 1949/50 participated in a 
erence Department for that year. 

Resignations have been rece 
Clerk, Office of the Librarian, 
Dilbeck , Senior Library Assistan 
health; Mrs. Karen Petty, Typist 
sition in the office of Student 
Clerk, Catalog Department. 

has joined the 

Mary K. Jones 

University Sc 

brarian of the 

n exchange whi 

ived from Mrs. 
to accompany h 
t , Circul ation 
Clerk, Chemis 
Counsel ing; an 

staff of the Art Library as 

Mrs. Moore, a graduate of 

hool of Library Service, was 

Columbia University Library, 
ch brought her to UCLA's Ref- 

Jean Gaines, Senior Typist 
er husband to Idaho; Sarah 

Department, because of ill 
try Library, to accept a po- 
d Carolee Schae ffer , Typist- 

Salary Increases and Range Adjustments 

A memorandum from the Librarian's Office to department heads and 
branches, January 15, outlined the salary increases and range adjustments 
affecting Library staff members which were approved by the Regents, retro- 
active to January 1, 1957. Anyone who has questions about the increases and 
adjustments should consult his department head. 


Carlton Lowenberg, Chief of the Books for Asian Students Program of 
the Asia Foundation, visited the Library on January 8. 

Shirley Bystrom, Head of the Documents Expediting Project at the Li- 
brary of Congress, visited the Government Publications Room on January 9. 

Dr. Hiroshi Niino, Professor of Submarine Geology at Tokyo University 
of Fisheries, visited the Geology Library on January 14 with Dr. Yasuo 
Sasa, Research Associate in Geology. Professor Niino is currently working 
with Professor K. 0. Emery of the University of Southern California Geology 
Department on submarine geology of the China Sea. 

Dr. George H. Scherer, of La Quinta, California, Professor Emeritus of 
the Near East School of Theology (affiliated with the American University) 
in Beirut, Lebanon, has been using United Nations documents in the Govern- 
ment Publications Room in his research for a book on the Arabs in the current 
Middle East crisis. 

On January 15, Dr. Arthur Berzin of Sherman Oaks was shown about the Li- 
brary by Betty Rosenberg. Formerly a medical doctor in Manila for many years, 
Dr. Berzin was interested in the classical languages and philological collec- 
tions of the Library. 

Neal Harlow, Librarian of the University of British Columbia, paid us a 
brief visit on January 18. 

P. K. Banerjea, Assistant Librarian of Agra University, in Uttar Pradesh, 
India, visited the Library on January 23, and conferred with Mr. Engelbarts 
and other members of the Catalog Department on matters of classification. Mr. 
Banerjea has just completed a stay of eleven weeks on the Berkeley campus 
working on a variety of classification and cataloging projects. 

Exhibit of Autograph Letters 

The Author Writes is the exhibit to be shown in all exhibit cases from 
February 1 to 28. Autograph letters of nineteenth and twentieth century 
Jiterary figures writing from lands other than their own will be on display. 
Among those represented are D. H. Lawrence, Norman Douglas, Henry James, 
beorge Gissing, Kay Boyle, Bichard Aldington, Jack London, Wilkie Collins, 
b «. bhaw Llewelyn Powys, Ezra Pound, Lawrence Durrell, Conrad Aiken, 
lnomas Wolte, and Rudyard Kipling. Liselotte Glozer is assisting Miss Nixon 
in preparing the exhibit. 

January 25, 1957 57 

W.W.B. Elected to PBK 

William W. Bellin, of the Department of Special Collections, and fre- 
quent contributor of art to this publication, has been elected to membership 
in the Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He will receive his B. A. this month. 

From Old Stack. IX 

January 17. They've been working hard on the west and south walls, up 
at the level of Second. On the west wall the steel goes in proper squares, 
north and south and up and down; on the south wall it suddenly goes in plaid- 
type diagonals. When I expressed curiosity it turned out that the short 
north and south walls take the stress of an east and west sway, and the long 
wall diagonals are designed to prevent the short walls from getting too en- 
thusiastic about the sway. This, say the Books, is Stress and Strain, and 
if I'd been built that way Seven wouldn't have dumped all those books on the 
floor in the quake of '33. Live and learn. I also found out that they are 
using lighter steel than on A, so that when New Stack and I become One and 
burst our collective seam, the west and south walls can be perforated and we 
can have a New, New Stack. Knock-outs, they call the panels in those walls, 
and they assure me that it will be less painful than what occurred to me in 
August and September. 

The Black Bottom has shown it will hold water. After the rain a small 
red pump (new for the occasion) made its appearance, and pumped out both the 
inside pool and the gurgling stream which was running around the outside of 
the wal 1 . 

This morning the men are concentrating on the walls of the staircase, 
and it looks as if Old Groaner will be back early next week. Well, at least, 
there aren't as many students as usual, this being the zany period of the 
semi-annual attack of Finalsitis. Rumor has it that in the hysteria of the 
moment the v were sitting on the floor of the Rotunda yesterday; and they 
leave nervous little piles of torn paper in the cubicles. But there are 
compensations of a sort... all the females wear shorts and Capris.... 

Love Is Cleaner than Sex 

Seymour Thomas Paintings on Loan 

rwo portraits by the late S. Seymour Thomas, that of Sir William Osier 
1 hangs in the Biomedical Library) and the one of his wife, "Lady in 

(which hangs in the Biomedical Library) 

Brown," have been lent by the Library to the Municipal Art Gallery at Barns- 
dall Park for the Thomas Exhibit being shown there through February 3. The 
portrait of Osier, which is Thomas's own copy of the one he painted for 
Oxford University, was his last work. Thomas, who had spent the last forty 
years of his life in La Crescenta, had painted portraits of many of the 
educational and business leaders of Southern California. 


UCLA Librarian 

Staff Association News 

In its meeting of January 10 the Library Staff Association Executive 
Board appointed a Staff Handbook Revision Committee, which held its first 
meeting on January 16 to begin work on a new edition of the Staff Handbook, 
the last one having been issued in 1953. In cooperation with the Librar- 
ian's Office, an entirely new approach to format and content will be studied. 

The Board also took note of the disorderly condition of the staff 
lounge and kitchen during the times a coffee boy is not on duty, particularly 
between the hours of 11:25 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., after 4:15 p.m., and at night 
and on Saturdays. The Staff Rooms Committee was requested to study ways and 
means of combating bad housekeeping by users of the Staff Room and the prob- 
lem of its use by unauthorized persons. 

As a result, the kitchen is now being locked between 11:00 and 11:15 
a.m., so that the coffee boy may clean all the dishes and put everything in 
order. New signs have been posted outside the Staff Room. The door from 
the hall to the locker vestibule will now remain closed, but unlocked, dur- 
ing Staff Room hours, to discourage unauthorized use. Staff Association 
President James Cox has asked that all personnel take note of the memorandum 
concerning these matters that has recently been distributed to the depart- 
ments, and urges particularly that all staff members comply with the instruc- 
tions on the new sign posted in the kitchen to the effect that whenever a 
coffee boy is not on duty, users should rinse their cups and saucers and 
place them in the dish rack. 

Staff Hungarian Relief Drive 

The Executive Board of the Staff Association has voted to conduct a 
drive among staff members from February 4 to 15 to raise additional funds 
for Hungarian Relief through CARE. The projected fund-raising campaign was 
announced at the Staff Meeting on January 22 and a detailed memorandum will 
be distributed to staff members during the coming week. 

Before Christmas the Executive Board voted a special $100 donation 
from the treasury for CARE Hungarian Relief, but it is evident that the need 
is now greater than ever. National church, social, and relief organizations 
are conducting vigorous campaigns to raise additional funds, and the Exec- 
utive Board offers staff members this opportunity to add whatever amount 
they can to these funds. During the drive, Hungarian Relief Boxes will be 
found on the secretaries' desks in all departments and branch libraries. 

The Chief of the CARE Mission in Vienna said in a recent telegram to 
the Executive Director of CARE, "I cannot urge you strongly enough to keep 
he! p coming. " 

Summer Program at Berkeley Is Announced 

The School of Librarianship at Berkeley announces that for the 1957 
Summer Session visiting professors and librarians will complement the fac- 
ulty in offering courses from the School's regular program for the Master of 
Library Science degree. Visiting professors include Baynard C. Swank, Di- 
rector of Libraries at Stanford University, who will teach "College and 
University Library Administration"; and Sarah K. Vann, Associate Professor 
in the Library School at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, who will of- 
fer courses in "Development of the Book" and "Special Problems in Classifica- 
tion and Cataloging"--all to be given during the Second Summer Session. 

Visiting librarians who will teach during the First Session include 
Mrs. Ann Herron Cohron, Reference Librarian, Murray State College, Murray, 
Kentucky; Robert G Sumpter, Librarian, Capuchino High School, San Bruno; 
and Leone Garvey, Lecturer in Librarianship, and Supervisor, Boys and Girls 
Department, Berkeley Public Library. 

Other courses will be offered by members of the regular faculty, in- 
cluding Professors Edward A. Wight and LeBoy C. Merritt and Associate Pro- 
lessor rredric J. Mosher. 

January 25, 1957 59 

The Master's program may be completed by students enrolling for three 
to four summers of study. Admission requirements for Summer Sessions aTe 
the same as for regular sessions. The two sessions for 1957 will run from 
June 17 to July 27 and July 29 to September 7. 

Faculty Appointment at Berkeley 

The appointment of Ray E. Held to an Assistant Professorship in the 
School of Librari anship on the Berkeley campus, effective next summer, has 
been announced by Dean J. Periam Danton. Mr. Held received his library de- 
gree and a Master's degree in history from Emory University, and his Ph.D. 
in history from the University of Florida. He served in various capacities 
at the University of Florida, from 1948 to 1953, and lias taught at the 
University of Texas and Emory University. Since 1955 he has been Assistant 
Professor of Library Science and Assistant Director of the School of Library 
Science at the University of Oklahoma. His teaching responsibilities at 
Berkeley will be chiefly in the field of reference and bibliography and 
library his tory . 

Symposium on Information Retrieval 

The School of Library Science of Western Reserve University, in con- 
junction with its Center for Documentation and Communication Research, an- 
nounces that on April 15, 16, and 17 it will present the first comprehensive 
demonstration in the United States of systems now in use for the organiza- 
tion, storage, and retrieval of recorded information, together with a sym- 
posium on in f ormati on -handl ing problems and techniques. Dean Jesse H. Shera 
states that the Council on Documentation Research, a group recently formed 
by representatives of organizations in government, industry, and education 
for the stimulation of effective cooperation among those who produce, or- 
ganize, and use information of all types in all fields, will co-sponsor the 

The three-day program, which is an outgrowth of the Conference on the 
Practical Utilization of Recorded Knowledge held in Cleveland last January, 
will bring together twenty or more information systems devised or adapted 
by their users to meet specific problems. Machines needed to make the pre- 
sentations most effective will also be demonstrated, but the emphasis is to 
be on working systems. Verner Clapp, Director of the Council on Library 
Resources recently formed by the Ford Foundation, will discuss the role of 
foundations in documentation research. A model information center will be 
set up on the University campus during the symposium and answers to ques- 
tions asked in Cleveland will be sought in the information resources of co- 
operating organizations across the country and abroad, to show both high- 
speed transmission methods and rapid searching techniques in operation. 

SLA Translations Center Augmented 

The Special Libraries Association announces that it has received a 
grant of $20,350 from the National Science Foundation for the support of 
the SLA Translations Center at the John Crerar Library in Chicago. The 
Center, originally established in 1953 as the SLA Trans 1 at ion Pool, now 
contains 6,000 translations. Russian translations formerly held by the 
Library of Congress have been transferred to the Center, thus creating one 
central information source for these materials. Translation Monthly, a 
subscription journal listing translations received at the SLA Center, is to 
be expanded to include translations from the Russian. I terns listed there 
are available for borrowing, or photocopies may be obtained from the 


UCLA Librar ian 

Edward Niles Hooker, 1902-1957 

The University and Clark Libraries lost one of their most valued 
scholar-friends in the death this month of Professor Edward Niles Hooker, 
tlis associate in the Department of English, H. T. Swedenberg, Jr., has kindly 
contributed the following tribute, to which is added a note by Mr. Powell on 
the Libraries ' indebtedness to Mr. Hooker: 

The sudden and tragic death of Professor Edward Niles Hooker on January 
11 deprived the University of an inspired teacher, a great scholar, and a 
passionate lover of books. For twenty years successive generations of stu- 
dents at UCLA, both undergraduate and graduate, have testified to the stimu- 
lation of his teaching. In the lower division, the upper division, and the 
graduate division, he excited students with his interpretation of the beauty 
and wisdom of literature. From the profound depth of his learning he wittily 
and gracefully led his classes through the fields of humane letters until 
they took fire from him and like him hungered for knowledge. 

The community of scholars in both England and America honored him as a 
leader in his field. His edition of Dennis was recognized upon publication 
as a classic work of scholarship. And now almost two decades after the first 
volume appeared, it is still cited in virtually every scholarly study of Res- 
toration and Eighteenth-Century literature. All of his scholarly work has a 
comparable impact. Edward Hooker never published an unimportant article. 
For years he had led a band of scholars in the preparation of a new edition 
of Dryden, the first volume of which appeared last spring. Informed comments 
about this have made unmistakably clear that again his scholarship produced a 
monument to his memory. 

Since he was a schol ar- te acher , it was inevitable that he should have 
been a lover of books. He delighted in poring over the catalogues of rare- 
book dealers, searching for items for himself and for the University. Over 
the years he had built a superb private library of seventeenth and eighteenth 
century books'. And with his characteristic generosity he made this collec- 
tion available to any student or colleague who needed to consult it. Further- 
more, his zeal for the welfare of the University libraries never flagged. 
One reason that he agreed to come to UCLA as an instructor in 1936 was his 
desire to work in the Clark Library, and particularly with the Dryden mate- 
rials. From the time he got here he was active in the use of the Clark and 
in the building up of its holdings. 

One thing that pleased him most in the later years was that the Clark, 
under the leadership of its Director, had become a great research institu- 
tion. Much of the material that went into his brilliant Faculty Research 
Lecture of 1956 had come from books at the Clark, and it delighted him that 
this was so. 

He was also vitally concerned with the welfare of the University Library 
and of the English Reading Room. Edward Hooker knew that without books a 
university can never become great; and he was determined to do everything in 
his power to bring UCLA to greatness through the building of its libraries. 

Students, faculty, and librarians have suffered an irreparable loss in 
his passing. We shall not see his like again. 



mil i 





In a 

of t 


I have not yet full 
sudden unexpected de 
s. He was one of th 
tant, crusty and con 
it asset to him, but 
ed on or off, and no 
ish smile. His abse 
ines were legendary 

society, even the a 
he mass media, Edwar 
ition of Dr. Johnson 


y realized that we shall not see Edward Hooker again, 
ath of a man in his prime leaves his friends incred- 
e most complex men I have ever known, at once shy and 
siderate, critical and generous. His deafness was an 

we never knew whether or not his hearing-aid was 
thing, nothing at all could be ascertained from his 
nt-mindedness and indifference to librarians' sacred 
on campus, his hatred of red-tape was fearful to see. 
cademic, which more and more mimics the packaged man 
Hooker stood out in the great individualistic 

January 25, 1957 61 

Although his scholarly fame derived from his seventeenth and eighteenth 
century studies, Hooker's interest ranged all of literature, and we met soon 
after I came to UCLA in 1938 because of mutual interest in Robinson Jeffers. 
Only last month he gave the Library his valuable William Dean Howells Collec- 
tion. In music he loved both Palestrina and Gershwin. 

When I was appointed Director of the Clark Library late in 1943, Presi- 
dent Sproul handed me an unsigned typewritten piece headed "A Modest Memo- 
randum on the Clark Library," saying "I should be interested to have your 
reactions to Professor Hooker's suggestions." My reaction was the course of 
action we have pursued ever since, using his memo as a veritable bible of 
bibliographical conduc t- - 1 arge scale buying of minor and translated items, 
enlargement of the reference collection, inauguration of graduate fellowships, 
improvement of the building's physical facilities for the comfort of readers, 
cooperation with other librarians, were among the things he recommended. 
Hooker never told us what to do, there was no need to; his memo had said it 
all, and he had only to stand back and let us develop the Clark according to 
his pi an. 

Edward Hooker was a creative man. One of the founders of ELH , he also 
established the Augustan Reprint Society, for the purpose of making fac- 
similes of rare items cheaply available to teachers and students. He carried 
the work himself for several years, and then the Clark Library relieved him 
of the clerical burden and has carried it ever since, as a service to its 
365 world-wide subscribers. More than once when I displayed fiscal timidity, 
Hooker shamed me by digging into his own pocket for guarantees. 

My buying trip to Great Britain in 1950/51 was inspired and encouraged 
by Edward Hooker, during which the Clark was enriched by 7500 volumes and 
265 manuscripts. Hooker was in England also during that year, and I remember 
one rainy night when he dined with us at Cranmer Court and we spent hours 
poring over the purchases which were beginning to take over our flat. His 
pleasure, both tactile and intellectual, was my greatest reward for digging 
in many a cold corner and the ruination of my eyesight. He was married that 
year in London to Evelyn Gentry Caldwell, and we joined them one gay evening 
at the Old Vic. Librarians who have come to know Mrs. Hooker realize what a 
good marriage this was for both of them. 

Our libraries, and I personally, thus owe debts to Edward Hooker which 
his sudden passing prevents us ever from repaying. It is easy now to think 
of all the ways we could better have shown our appreciation. We can only 
transmute it into greater efforts to realize the ambitions he had for humane 
scholarship at UCLA, and this I pledge his memory. 


T.L.S. on the California Dryden 

Last November 30 the Times Literary Supplement (London) devoted one of 
its extended reviews to the first volume of the new edition of John Dryden 
being published by the University Press. The following paragraph from that 
review recognizes the leadership given to this major work of scholarly 
editing by Professors Hooker and Swedenberg, and the importance to the proj- 
ect of the Clark Library's collection on the age of Dryden: 

Editorially Scott and Saintsbury belonged to the giant race 
before the flood. The day when a single man (assisted, as Saints- 
bury was, by a paid hack to do the collations) could sit down in 
his study to edit the complete works of John Dryden is perhaps gone 
for ever. The modern method of editing Spenser or Milton, Pope or 
Horace Walpole, is by teamwork, coordinated by one or more general 
editors. If this method is a concession to an age of specializa- 
tion, it is also an acknowledgment that human powers are limited, 
and that an author may ultimately be better served by the coordi- 
nated efforts of a group of scholars than by the solitary and un- 
aided labours of one man. Life is short, and footnotes are long, 

g2 UCLA Librarian 

and growing longer. The old method was perhaps better for the 
editor, and worse for the author; it produced riper scholars, but 
less satisfactory editions. At all events, the new and welcome 
edition of Dryden which is now coming to us from across the 
Atlantic will be the work of a group of scholars in the Univer- 
sity of California (and more especially at Los Angeles), under 
the direction of Professor Edward Niles Hooker and Professor H. T. 
Swedenberg, Jr., both well-known authorities on Restoration liter- 
ature. The important task of editing the text of the poems has 
been entrusted to Professor Vinton A. Dearing, the political and 
historical background is in the capable hands of Mr. Godfrey Davies, 
and other associate editors are responsible for the notes on science 
and technology, Dryden' s use of the ancient classical writers, and 
so on. The materials necessary for an edition of Dryden are not all 
to be found in California; but for Restoration literature the ed- 
itors have at their disposal the resources of the William Andrews 
Clark Memorial Library (a most valuable collection concentrated on 
the age of Dryden), and a little farther afield they can draw upon 
the rich stores of the Huntington Library. And over their joint 
labours shines with kindly heat the Californian sun, 

In western quarries ripening precious dew.... 

We are not told how many volumes will be required for this edition; 
but since the Poems are to take up "six or seven volumes," and the 
edition will include all the plays and the prose (except for 
Dryden's letters, which are available in the recent edition of 
C. E. Ward) it can hardly be completed in fewer than twenty volumes. 

Expansion for Redlands U. 

The University of Redlands Library recently broke ground for a 10,500 
square foot addition to its stack and reading room space, and among those 
happily wielding the shovel was Librarian Esther Hile. This addition, along 
with the University's new Hornby Hall of Science, was funded by an anonymous 
gift which was matched by donations from Redlands alumni. 

UCLA Librarian ls issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Page Ackerman, Hilda M. Gray, Deborah King, Helene E. Schimansky, 
HI. Swedenberg, Jr. (department of English), Florence G. Williams, Donald G. 
Wilson, L. Kenneth Wilson. 

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Volume i9, Number 10 

February 8, 1957 

From the Librarian 

The between-semester period brought numerous Library visitors. From 
New York, where for the past five years he has been associated with the H. P 
Kraus rare-bookshop, Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt came on his first trip to the 
West. His Southern California high spots included the Zamorano Club, the 
bookshops of Dawson and Zeitlin, the press of Ward Ritchie, the Scripps, 
Honnold, Huntington, UCLA, and Clark Libraries. 

Professor Martin Huberty brought us photographic proof, taken by him- 
self on a recent trip through the Balkans, that Longhorn cattle came to 
Europe, the Iberian peninsula and thence to the Gulf shore of Texas, from 
the steppes of central Asia. We urged him to send the evidence to J. Frank 
Dobie, whose book, The Longhorns, takes the animal back in history only as 
far as Spain. 

Harold Lamb came in to chat while returning some books on Istanbul, and 
I introduced him to Miss Lichtheim, who, in the course of a bibliographical 
conversation about the Near East, told us she had been born in Constantinopl 
Mr. Lamb is now writing a popular book on Hannibal, from the Carthaginian 
poin t of 

is now 

On Wednesday evening I relinquished the Zamorano Club gavel to Presi- 
dent Marcus Crahan, M.D. , whose first Vice-president is Dwight L. Clarke. 
"Pomfret's Obsession" was the programmed talk by the Director of the Hunting- 
ton Library, on early American history. 


Personnel Notes 

Lorna Wiggins has joined the staff of the Biomedical Library as Librar- 
ian-1 in the Reference section. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, in 
Decatur, Georgia, Miss Wiggins received her M.L.S. from Emory University 

last December. , „- , , _ 

Diane R. Marks, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Engineering 

Library, attended Santa Monica City College and UCLA, and formerly worked 

part-time in the Ocean Park Branch of the Santa Monica Public Library. 

Kitchy L. Williams has joined the staff of the Chemistry Library as 

Typist-Clerk. Miss Williams attended Santa Monica City College and ULLA. 


UCL A Librarian 

Mrs. Elizebethe Stone, Librarian-1, has resigned her position in the De- 
partment of Special Collections to enter the field of school 1 i brari anship. 

Resignations have also been received from Lois A. LeCain, Senior Li- 
brary Assistant, Biomedical Library, to accept another position on campus; 
Mrs. Kathleen M. Summers, Senior Library Assistant, Biomedical Library, to 
accept a position at Rand Corporation. 


J. Frederick Halterman, Professor of Labor Economics on the Santa 
Barbara campus, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, Jan- 
uary 21, in search of material on trade union organizations in the field of 
government and public service. 

John Lombardi, Director of Los Angeles City College, was in the Educa- 
tion Library January 22 to look over the book collection there. He will be 
teaching Professor B. Lamar Johnson's graduate course on the Junior College 
this semester. 

On January 23 Mrs. D. G. Gerbracht , a mine owner with interests in the 
Randsburg mining district in the northern part of the Moj ave Desert, visited 
the Geology Library with Professor George Tunell. 

Another recent visitor to the Geology Library was LeRoy J. Perry, for- 
mer graduate student in the Geology Department and former student assistant 
in the Graduate Reading Room and Chemistry Library, who is doing preparatory 
research on the geology of Turkey before assuming his position as geologist 
with Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, with headquarters at Ankara. He 
has recently returned from a Fulbright year at the University of Turin. 

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Morris of Cambridge, England, called at the 
Department of Special Collections on January 24 to see the Sadleir Collec- 
tion. Mr. Morris is Professor of History in Kings College, at Cambridge. 

T. 5. Wheeler, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University College 
in Dublin, has recently been using the Chemistry Library, having ( been on the 
campus to give three seminars in the Chemistry Department. 

Donna Haskell, law cataloger on the Rerkeley campus, called at the Cat- 
alog Department and Government Publications Room on January 11, to visit 

Allene Durfee, Director of Technical Processes at the Los Angeles Public 
Library, visited the Library on January 21. She discussed catalog card re- 
production in the Catalog Department and also visited the Photographic Serv- 
ice and the Centra] Mimeograph Bureau. 

Four of the twelve university librarians of India who have been visiting 
the United States under the Specialist Program sponsored by the Department of 
State and the American Library Association came to UCLA last Monday, and four 
others will be visiting us today. Each has spent three months of practical 
experience at a university or college library in this country, and is now 
travelling for a month to gain a broader knowledge of American geography, 
life, and libraries. The four who visited us on Monday were Janardan Kanit- 
kar, Librarian and Reference Officer of the Indian Institute of Public Ad- 
ministration, New Delhi, who has been at the University of North Carolina 
Library; Banwari Lai Pathak, Librarian of Saugar University, in Central 
India, who has been at Dartmouth; Bhaktiprasad K. Trivedi, of Allahabad Uni- 
versity, who was at the University of Florida; and Masood Yazdani, Librarian 
oi Osmania University, in Hyderabad, who has been at the University of Okla- 

Reprinting of Heart of the Southwest 


Powell's Heart of the Southwest, originally published by Dawson's 
r>ook bhop in a limited edition printed by the Plantin Press, has been re- 
printed in its entirety, and revised and enlarged, in the February issue of 
Arizona Highways. It has been newly illustrated by Ross Santee. 

February 8, 1957 65 

From Old Stack. 

January 31. On Tuesday my inside temperature ranged from 35 on One to 
40 on Seven. The stairways were channels for icy wind, and the Stack Girls 
came out in horrible thick black wool stockings. The radiators (such as 
they were) are sealed between the plywood skin and the tarpaulins. 

Outside, there was rain, which wasn't good. For probably the third time 
Mr. Weaver (that's the new, new man for the contractor, and he speaks to me) 
was ready to waterproof the outside of Level A before back-filling the gully; 
and for the third time, rain. Seems you can't waterproof wet cement. How- 
ever, yesterday morning, the sun; and down below, men sloshed through two 
inches of water across the Black Bottom, moving dirt which has been stored 
under One to make a fill under the new stair well. The red pump went to work 
and Jay alternately clambered up and over and down the scaffoldings in his 
rubber boots and broomed water into the elevator shaft (his wife should see 
how good he can sweep). 

This morning most of the scaffolding is up to Four, and the catwalks are 
being reassembled. The heavy column steel is lifting to Five, and altogether 
it's a busy place. Nice sight yesterday was the Steel man on the catwalk 30 
feet up, receiving the 100-pound, 25-foot lengths of column steel, grasping 
them by the middle, and carrying them in sideways, single-foot, with all the 
poise and concinnity of a premiere danseur. No entrechats, however. 

Stop press: Waterproofing! And do you know what waterproofing turns 
out to be? Sheep-dip, again! 

Athlete Gets Book 

A front-page sports picture of Esker Harris in the downtown paper the 
other day showed the well-known UCLA football player, who is defending his 
Golden Gloves heavyweight championship in the Los Angeles finals tonight, 
checking out a "chemistry book" from Sandy Shapiro, " assistant librarian at 
UCLA." Against all the rules of the game, the check-out was taking place at 
the counter where normally one only presents call slips, but it may have 
been the photographer, not Esker, or Sandy, who was mixed up. Along with the 
chemistry book, assistant librarian Shapiro was offering Harris some fat vol- 
umes of Life and the New Statesman and Nation, probably the way the Thrifty 
cashier says "any razor blades?" The point of the feature story accompanying 
the picture was, of course, that in addition to being an outstanding athlete, 
Esker is a "standout student, majoring in chemistry and specializing in 
quantitative analysis." 

It's not every day the Library gets top billing on the sports page, so 
we should be grateful that when the chance came, the book the student needed 
was right there on the shelf. Always safe, though, to have a few bound pe- 
riodicals on hand in case something should go wrong. 

Latin American Series 

A series of lectures and discussions on "Current Social and Cultural 
Trends in Latin America" will be held on the campus this spring under the 
auspices of the Committee on Latin American Studies. The first program of 
the series, on Tuesday, February 19, at 8 p.m., will offer a lecture by 
Professor Russell H. Fitzgibbon on "The Status of Democracy in Latin Amer- 
ica," and participants in the discussion will be Adol fo G. Dominguez, Consul 
General of Mexico; Glenn S. Dumke, Dean of the Faculty, Occidental College; 
Paul E. Hadley, Associate Professor of International Relations, at SC; and 
Henry J. Bruman, Professor of Geography at UCLA. Arnulfo D. Trejo, who is 
chairman of the Lectures Committee, has announced four additional programs, 
which will extend into next April. A leaflet describing the series is avail- 
able at the Reference Desk. 


UCLA Librarian 

Winifred Walker Memorial Scholarship 

A scholarship fund has been established by the Family-School Alliance 
of the University Elementary School in memory of Winifred Vaughan Walker, 
who died on January 3. The scholarship will provide for a year of graduate 
study in librari anship. Contributions to the fund may be sent to Mrs. 
Blanche De Chene, chairman, in care of the Family-School Alliance, at the 
School . 

Picture of the 1JES Library 

The following paragraphs by Frances Clarke Sayers, from the opening of 
her article, "Books That Enchant," in the NEA Journal for January, provide 
us not only with an interesting picture of the library at the University 
Elementary School but a tribute to the late Winifred Walker and to Paula 
Loy, and their staff of assistants: 

Hecently I eavesdropped as I watched one inveterate reader in- 
doctrinate a disciple who had come within the sphere of her 

The scene was a school library in California, a library which 
invites reading, first by its situation. Walk thru its doors and 
you appear to be walking straight into a wood, for the great win- 
dow opposite the door is held in the embrace of a huge redwood tree 
seemingly shoring up the side of the building. 

A hillside stretches beyond, peopled with marching eucalyptus 
trees, and on warm days, the scent of pine and sun-baked leaves 
pervades the place. To this semblance of the out-of-doors is 
added the bounty of well-stocked shelves. 

The inveterate reader was a little girl, 9 or 10 years old, I 
should judge, who spread the enthusiasm she felt by the tone of her 
voice, as she slowly paced the distance of the fiction shelves, her 
friend walking behind her. 

"Have you read The Secret Garden?" she asked, not waiting for 
a reply, and stroking the back of the book as if she were petting a 

"And Little Women?" she went on, like someone reciting a poem 
with compulsive pleasure. "Have you read Hans Br inker ; or, The 
Silver Skates? I'm on chapter seven, right now. And Ballet Shoes? 
And Heidi? You must have read Heidi\" 

The disciple, meanwhile, took from the shelves each book as it 
was mentioned, and at the end of the stroll sat down at a table 
with eight or ten books from which to make a choice. 

What struck home was the fact that here was a child reading 
books some of which had been the delight of my own childhood, half 
a century ago. I sat there, staring at the big tree, comforted and 
warmed by this spontaneous proof of the continuing hold of well- 
loved and wel 1 -remembered titles on the mind of a contemporary 
child. And I found myself asking the question, "How does it hap- 

Of course, a large measure of the answer lies in the personnel 
of that library, for back of the inveterate reader's contagious 
voice I could hear the echo of the voices of the librarians; artic- 
ulate librarians they are, whose schedules of story hours and book 
talks choke the calendar, and whose conversations with individual 
children about books and reading have made me a frequent eaves- 
dropper, without conscience, in that place. 

February 8, 1957 57 

Manuscripts in Overalls 

Charles K. Adams, a loyal member of the Friends of the Library, has 
brought to our attention some paragraphs that bear interestingly on our 
manuscript collecting program at UCLA. They are from Charles S. Brooks's 
A Thread of English Road (New York, 1924), in a chapter entitled "For Seri 
ous Stupid Persons," which resulted from the author's having some idle time 
in Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight, while his companions did some sightsee- 
ing, lie spent the time speculating on what he mipht tell a college class 
in a course of lectures on composition. (He was a lecturer at the College 
for Women at Western Reserve University.) In considering matters of style, 
and the hints or, method dropped by some writers, he says: 

1 ■ 

All of these fellows of the ink pot, when writing their auto- 
biographies, would serve materia] for our schooling if they printed 
generous pages of the choicer paragraphs with marks of erasure and 
correction. Ripening versions of the Grecian Urn, for example, 
would give us a hint or so to mend our own verse. We could rummage, 
as it were, in Walter Pater's wastebasket and study his struggle to 
perfection. And to smooth out the succession of his rising triumph 
would be of better use than the study of any treatise on style. 
Crippled sentences would acquire bit by bit an easy grace and speed 
which, in the final reading, we might swear were of swift impromptu. 

With such hope I have examined the manuscripts that lie open in 
museums; but they are too perfect, and T suspect that they were cop- 
ied fair, ironed and smoothed for the printer with all the tangle of 
the margin dusted clear. Work done, they have put on a white collar 
for the party, when I had hoped to find them sweating in their over- 
alls. And I therefore suggest that famous authors, when they be- 
queath their manuscripts to some great gallery, throw their early 
mangled copies in the bundle with all their blots and changes, so 
that students after them may learn how the cadence of their pages rose. 

Success Story, for a Change 

Since so many periodicals have been having a bad time of it because of 
rising costs and declining readership, it is pleasant to be able to report a 
happier note from The American Book Collector. "The response to our last 
editorial [quoted in the UCLA Librar lan for October 5, 1956] has been over- 
whelming," writes W. R. Thorsen, Editor and Publisher. "Subscriptions from 
libraries and dealers arrive daily. The renewals have been increasing..." 

University of Washington Announces Summer Courses 

The School of Librar i anshi p at the University of Washington, Seattle, 
announces that for the first time since World War II it will hold a two-term 
summer session in 1957. Each term is four and a half weeks, and the summer 
quarter of nine weeks will run from June 24 to August 23. It will be pos- 
sible to take seven and a half quarter credits of work in each term, and 
students may attend one or both terms. 

The course work during the summer quarter includes most of the courses 
offered during the regular academic year. Basic required courses for the 
Master of Librari anship degree are offered every summer, and the continua- 
tions of these courses will be given in alternate summers. Additional 
course offerings will vary from year to year, but they are planned to com- 
plete requirements for the degree by attendance during summers only. 

Irving Lieberman, Director of the School, announces that two visiting 
librarians will augment the regular full-time teaching faculty this summer. 
Mrs. Winifred Ladley, Supervisor of School Libraries, Mercer Island, Wash- 
ington, who conducts a s tory- tel 1 ing program on Seattle's educational tele- 
vision station, will teach courses in s tory - te I I ing and school library 
materials, and Everett Moore will offer courses in reference and bibliog- 
r aphy . 


UCLA Librarian 

Memo on Personal Binding Service 

Paul C. Hannum, Business Manager, recently issued a memorandum to ad- 
ministrative officers and department chairmen calling attention to the de- 
partmental and personal binding service which is available through the Uni- 
versity Printing Department and Bookbindery. Proper arrangements, he 
pointed out, should be made through the Main Library and the Biomedical Li- 
brary. The memo was accompanied by instructions for bookbindery service 
issued by William H. Foley, Assistant Manager for Printing and Bookbinding. 
A copy of the instructions may be consulted at the Reference Desk of the 
Main Library or at the Biomedical Library. 

Midwinter Report from G.R.W. 

Gordon Williams returned to the campus from Chicago, on Monday, in time 
to give us this report on the ALA meeting: 

The main topic at nearly all of the Midwinter meetings of the 
ALA was constitution and by-laws, as the new Divisions try to or- 
ganize themselves in accordance with the principles of the man- 
agement survey, and as smaller groups with common interests try to 
organize into Sections and find the appropriate Division to join. 
There are still many problems to be worked out, principally to 
avoid overlapping of purpose between divisions and sections in ac- 
cordance with the policies on reorganization laid down by the ALA 
Council, and made explicit in the new ALA Constitution itself. 
Final action on these matters will be taken at Kansas City in 

The weather was typical January Chicago weather- -some snow 
flurries, and temperatures like 2 degrees, 4 degrees, 16 degrees. 
One poor librarian, not protected as I was by a fur hat from 
Marshall Field, froze his ears walking two blocks to the hotel, 
but he was the only casualty I heard of. 

The West was well represented in attendance, with Neal 
Harlow, John Smith, Fleming Bennett, Dorothy Keller, Bill Hawken, 
Dave Kelly, Dave Heron, Ray Swank, John Bichards, and Bill Carl- 
son, running from meeting to meeting. The ex- Westerners, Andy 
Horn, Bob Vosper, Will Ready were of course also much in evidence. 


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pers No. 3, a lady asked, "Is th 
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ion. *** A report from London 

back at his duties after an 

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aluation given to him, but that 
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to the University of Carolina 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
caitor; hverett Moore. Assistant Editor: James B. Cox. Contributors to 

Pi u SS , U , e i' g e Ackerman - Gladys A. Coryell, Eve A. Dolbee, Deborah King, 

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Volume 10, Number 11" 

February 21, 1957 

From the Librarian 

Immediately after the talk on library education which I gave last fall 
in South Carolina, and since its publication this month, many librarians 
spoke to me and now have written of their wish to take "refresher" work in a 
library school of the kind we plan at UCLA, where the entire staff and cur- 
riculum are dedicated to humane and bookish values. Accordingly I am asking 
the curriculum committee of our Library Education Seminar to consider the 
best way to offer such a course to librarians, whether in summer session or 
institute form. 

One of my northern colleagues, not without a gleam of malice in his oth- 
erwise friendly eyes, remarked to me that it was remarkable how UCLA had 
become one of the country's leading centers of library education, possessed 
of everything except a library school. I allowed as how we aimed to remedy 
this slight deficiency before the century is out. 

With Herbert Ahn out of the service after two years overseas and en 
route by car to campus from New York to resume work as a member of the Ref- 
erence Department, I plan to welcome him home with a meeting of the Library 
Education Seminar, of which he was an original member. 

The spring semester finds me once more teaching English 195, "Libraries 
and Learning," which meets in my office Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2. Miss 
Bork, Miss Strickland, and Mr. Michener of the staff are among those taking 
the course. My practice is to take advantage of the presence in the neigh- 
borhood of friendly authorities as guest lecturers during the course. 
Edgar J. Goodspeed gave one of the most learned and graceful performances I 
have ever attended, enthralling the class with an account of how he came to 
be a papyrologist and then a translator of the New Testament, taking them 
from Chicago to Berlin and Oxford, thence up the Valley of the Nile as a 
young digger with the Phoebe Apperson Hearst-University of California expe- 
dition of 1899, which discovered a cemetery of crocodile mummies stuffed 
with papyri, and finally speaking of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were first 
identified by John Trevor of Pasadena, one of Dr. Goodspeed' s many proteges 
in Biblical studies. , 

Now in his 86th year, Edgar J. Goodspeed' s memory is sharp and clear, 
his speech eloquent and dramatic, his zest for scholarship unquenched. Il- 
lustrating his lecture with examples from his own papyrus collection, this 
true gentleman and scholar and peerless lecturer sent the students out shin- 
ing eyed, and left me with the unenviable task of following in his brilliant 
wake. I will report in the next issue on Ward Ritchie's lecture on John 

Tomorrow night I am speaking on Southwest Literature to the California 
Writers Guild, Lee Shippey, president, at a dinner meeting in Pasadena. 

"The last issue 
that old yet. ) 

,as erroneously numbered Volume 19, Number 10. (We aren' 

_„ UCLA Librarian 

On Wednesday, in observance of Brotherhood and Foreig^ Language Week, I 
spoke to a morning assembly at Los Angeles City College on 'The Language of 
the Heart." My subject was poetry, which cannot be translated, and music 
which need not be, as factors in furthering universal brotherhood. 

One day last week I lunched with Irene and W. W. Robinson to discuss the 
book on the Malibu Mr. Robinson and I are writing and Mrs. Robinson is il- 
lustrating, which is to be printed at the Plantin Press by Saul and Lillian 


Last Monday I met at the Clark Library with Caroline Anderson and Ward 
Ritchie of Anderson, Ritchie and Simon, to discuss the bibliography of their 
Press now in preparation in observance of its 25th anniversary. The Clark's 
collection is the most complete assemblage of Ward Ritchie Press books, in- 
cluding some items now owned by the printers. 

Some of my recent visitors include Mr. & Mrs. Irving Sussman (she is 
Cornelia Jessey, the novelist) of Cathedral City, working in the Franz 
Werfel collection; Robert B. Campbell, accompanied by Mr. James W. Sherman, 
General Manager and Treasurer of Little, Brown; Professor Emeritus Waldemar 
Westergaard, to discuss our Scandinavian holdings; Professor Philip Durham, 
bringing a gift described elsewhere in this issue, and to discuss frontier 
fiction; the Rev. Finbar Kenneally, O.F.M., head of the Academy of American 
Franciscan History; Katherine Work, to brief me on a faculty panel I am to 
moderate during Religious Emphasis Week; J.E. Reynolds, Van Nuys bookseller, 
bringing a further gift of the psychiatrist Simmel's correspondence for the 
Biomedical Library; Elmo Richardson, to bring me up to date on his doctorate 
work on the political aspects of western reclamation; and Marcia Endore, for 
advice about 1 ibrari anship as a career. (It was positive in nature.) 


Personnel Notes 

Lillian Mancini has been appointed Librarian 1 in the Circulation De- 
partment. A graduate of Brooklyn College (B.A. ) and Columbia University 
(M.S. in L.S.), she has had library experience as a student assistant and 
as a Librarian Trainee with the New York Public Library. 

Mrs. Helen C. Parisky, new Principal Library Assistant in the Catalog 
Department, received her M.A. in Literature from the University of Wiscon- 
sin in 1954, and has been employed at CU for the past two years. 
, Vivienne C. Sinclair, appointed Senior Typist-Clerk in the Office of 
the Librarian, received her M.A. in Spanish American Literature in 1956, on 
this campus, and has been departmental Secretary in the French Department. 

Mrs. Audree Covington, now Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog De- 
partment, was formerly a staff member of the Music Library. She received 
her B.A. from UCLA in 1948. 

Mrs. Gwen Brown Hill, appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Circu- 
lation Department, attended UCLA aad SC, and was formerly a student assist- 
ant and later a full-time employee in the Circulation Department. 

Mrs. Judith Ann Robinson, new Senior Library Assistant in the Univer- 
sity Elementary School Library, received her B.A. in 1955 from UCLA, and 
was a part-time assistant in the UES Library, as a graduate student. 

George M. Robinson, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, 
received his B.A. from Cornell University, and has been a graduate student 
in Zoology at Harvard and UCLA. 

Ardell Armstrong, new Typist-Clerk in the Circulation Department, re- 
ceived her B.A. from UCLA in January of this year. 

February 21, 1957 71 

Martha Ann Christensen, appointed Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions De- 
partment, has attended El Camino College and UCLA. 

Mrs. Meredith H. Clancy, Typist-Clerk in the Art Library, has been a 
student at UCLA for several years. 

Zoya E. Gilboa, Senior Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Department, has re- 
signed to be married. 


Dale Yoder, Professor of Economics and Director of the Industrial Re- 
lations Center at the University of Minnesota, visited the Institute of 
Industrial Relations Library on February 1. 

On February 7 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neutra visited the Library to dis- 
cuss with Messrs. Smith and Cox arrangements for the housing of Mr. Neutra' s 
books, papers, drawings, and architectural models, recently presented to the 
Uniyersi ty. 

Mrs. Peggy Christian, antiquarian bookseller of Los Angeles, was shown 
about the Library on February 7 by James Cox. 

Recent visitors to the Geology Library were A. E. Ringwood, of the De- 
partment of Geology at the University of Melbourne, a Fulbright scholar; and 
Darwin Wales, geologist with the Richfield Oil Company. 

Harold N. Fisk, Director of Research for the Humble Oil and Refining 
Company of Houston, Texas, visited the Geology Library recently with Pro- 
fessor W. C. Putnam. Mr. Fisk, formerly on the faculty of Louisiana State 
University, is a sedimentary geologist and an authority on the Mississippi 
Del t a. 

Stanley Mitchell , Engineering Geologist with the Civil Engineering 
firm of Maurseth and Howe, visited the Geology Library February 8 with Dr. 
John McGi 1 1 , Research Associate in Geology. 

Therese Parenty, Librarian of the USIS Library in Paris, visited sev- 
eral campus libraries on February 11 with Mr. John Luttge, graduate student 
in the French Department. She is visiting the United States under the 
sponsorship of the United States Information Agency. 

Staff Activities 

Elizabeth Norton has accepted an invitation from the Nominating Com- 
mittee of the newly organized Resources and Technical Services Division of 
the ALA to become a candidate for the office of Executive Roard Member-at- 
Large for the year 1957-58; and Everett Moore is a candidate for the office 
of Vice President, President-Elect of the newly established Reference 
Services Division of the ALA. 

Donald Rl ack has been appointed Associate Editor of the Calibrarian , 
newsletter of the UC School of Libr arianship Alumni Association. 

Campbell Contest for 1957 

The Robert R. Campbell Student Rook Collection Contest for 1957 was 
declared officially open with the beginning of the new semester. This is 
the ninth annual contest for which Mr. Campbell, proprietor of Campbell's 
Book Store in Westwood Village, has offered prizes of $100, $50, and $25 in 
books to the first three winners. 

Judges for the 1957 contest will be Mr. Ward Ritchie, of the Ward 
Ritchie Press, and two members of the UCLA faculty: Professor Marion 
Zeitlin of the Spanish and Portuguese Department and Professor Kenneth 
Macgowan of Theater Arts. 

The working Committee for the contest is headed by Arnulfo D. Tre j o of 
the Reference Department. Other members are Edward R. Hagemann, Assistant 
Professor of English, faculty advisor; James R. Cox in the Gift and Exchange 
Section of the Library; Robert E. Fessenden in the Undergraduate Library; 
and Mrs. Dorothy Dragonette, of the Biomedical Library. 


UCLA Librarian 

Exhibit of Bookmarks 

Victorian Bookmarks are now on exhibit in the Department of Special 
Collections. These colorful silken aids to reading from the period of the 
1870's are displayed with selected children's books from the Olive Percival 
Collection and other volumes. A group of Victorian birthday cards complement 
the exhibit, which was prepared by Liselotte Glozer and Nancy Whitehouse. 

Gift of Books for the Hebrew Program 

The newly escablished Program of Hebrew Language and Literature at UCLA 
has received a gift of some 600 volumes from William Popper, Professor Emer- 
itus of Semitic Languages on the Berkeley campus. Professor Popper, who 
taught for many years at Berkeley, has contributed greatly to the field of 
Arabic history through his numerous publications. Of special value among 
the books presented are Walton's Polyglot Bible, printed in London in 1657, 
a handsome folio in six volumes beautifully printed in Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, 
Latin, Samaritan, Aramaic, and Syriac; Buxtorf's Hebrew Bible Concordance 
(Basel, 1632); and a Bible in Arabic translation printed in Newcastle in 


The Hebrew Program, a part of the Near Eastern Program of the University, 
which deals with all aspects of Israel and the Arabic speaking countries, 
will be greatly aided by the addition of this collection to the Library's 
holdings in these fields. 

"Treasure" Is Described 

The copy of the first book printed in Guatemala (Payo de Bibera's 
Explicatio Apo loge t ica, . . 1663 ) , which was given to the Library in 1954 by 
Bobert B. Honeyman, Jr., of San Juan Capistrano, is the subject of one of the 
twelve folders issued by The Book Club of California in its 1956 series of 
Keepsakes, "Treasures of California Collections." The description was writ- 
ten by Mr. Powell and the folder was designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy 
of San Francisco. Each of the folders in this series deals with a book, 
manuscript, or work of art in some California library or museum. 

Sadleir-Weaver Correspondence 

A group of letters written during the 1920's by Michael Sadleir and 
John Freeman to Professor Baymond Melbourne Weaver of Columbia University has 
been presented to the Library by Professor John A. Burrell, Professor of 
English at Columbia University, through the assistance of Professor Philip C. 
Durham, of the Department of English, and French B. Fogle, of the Huntington 
Library. Professor Weaver, author of Melville, Mariner, and Mystic, had 
corresponded with Sadleir and Freeman regarding a collected edition of 
Melville's works which Constable published in the 1920's which marked the be- 
ginning of the Melville revival. 

The Annual Summing-Up 

The annual "Princeton Statistics" of college and university libraries 
for the fiscal year 1955/56 have recently been released and show UCLA as 
sixteenth in size in the United States, with a total of 1,159,728 volumes-- 
about 7,000 volumes less than fifteenth-place Texas. The BerkeJey Library 
is now sixth in order of size, with 2,142,801 volumes. 

In number of volumes added during the year, UCLA was seventh, with 
64,998 volumes; Berkeley was fqurth, with 85,299; and Harvard (also the 
largest library, with 6,085,761 volumes) first, with 129, 995- - almost twice 
the number added by UCLA. In size of staff, UCLA ranks eighth, Berkeley 

February 21, 1957 73 

Clark Library Notes 

When Professor Fairfax Proudfit Walkup, of the Department of Dramatic 
Arts of the University of Arizona, recently needed "a kissing dance" for the 
first-night performance of her play, "Milton in Italy," she wrote to the 
Clark Library to inquire what might turn up in the Library's 17th century 
music holdings. Fortunately discovered in the collection was a small oblong 
leather-bound volume, entitled The Dancing Master: or, Directions for Danc- 
ing Country Dances . . . 2d part (London, Printed for Henry Playford, 1698), 
which included a discourse on "Hobb's Wedding: A Kissing-Dance in the 
Country Wake," complete with tune, full instructions, and a dance diagram. 
Pleased by this prompt solution to her "dance dilemma," Professor Walkup re- 
quested a rush photographic job on the item, which was swiftly accomplished 
by Harry Williams's Photographic Service. 

A fine Spanish edition of Oscar Wilde's Salome (Madrid, 1954) has ar- 
rived at the Clark Library following a two-month journey from Barcelona, 
The large portfolio is Number 5 of only nine copies in de luxe format. Sup- 
plementing the text are ten full-page illustrations in varying states, total- 
ling fifty leaves, with all but the final color prints signed by the artist, 
Andres Lambert; and one of the ten copperplates used for the illustrations, 
in two states. 

The newest bibliography seminar to meet at the Clark Library was a group 
of students from Loyola University's course, "Introduction to the Graduate 
Study of English," under the guidance of Professor Harold F. Ryan, S.J. The 
ten students toured the building and then met in the North Rare Book Room to 
discuss and examine books illustrative of the development of printing and 
literature, from incunables through the 19th century. Father Ryan, who is 
Director of Loyola's Graduate Division, writes that he hopes a visit to the 
Clark Library will become a permanent feature of English 278. 

Report of the Second Decade, 1945-1955 

(Reviewed by H. T. Swedenberg, Jr. , Professor of English) 

In 1946 the California Press published a report on the Clark Library 
covering the first t'en years after it became a part of the University. Now 
has appeared the Report of the Second Decade, 1945-1955. In a handsome 
though inexpensive format it gives in detail the activities of the library 
during the post-war years. 

I can imagine that certain Philistines or even some persons of a scepti- 
cal turn of mind might question the need and the value of such a report, 
modest though it is in size and form. As a firm advocate and devotee of the 
Clark for almost twenty years, I should welcome the opportunity to answer 
those persons, if such there be. 

The Report will concern a great many people with a variety of interests. 
It will be useful to the students and scholars at UCLA and at all the in- 
stitutions of higher learning in Southern California. All of them will wel- 
come the account of the splendid program of acquisitions of the past decade. 
This program has been so fruitful that even those of us who have consistently 
used the library over the years have not been able to keep up with the ad- 
ditions in various areas. It is well to be reminded of the valuable new 
materials in religion, in politics, in bel le- lettres, in the history of 
science, and in a number of other fields about which the Report gives in- 
formation. The mere reading of the chapter on the growth of collections is 
a stumulant to research. 

The Report will also appeal to scholars elsewhere, in this country and 
in Great Britain. At about the time the Report of the First Decade was is- 
sued I attended the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association of 
America, and took along about a hundred copies. At a meeting of one of the 
18th century sections I announced that I would distribute the report to any- 
one interested. Within ten minutes my supply was exhausted and I was 


UCLA Librarian 

arranging to have copies mailed to people. The expe 
what all of us know: scholarship is not and cannot 
everywhere want to know what is in a great research 
Clark, and they are eager and grateful for guides su 
second reports. This second report with its account 
collections will undoubtedly bring more and more sch 
that of course is good, for books must be used 1 f th 
and transmit their vitality. 

Finally, the Report should have its value for m 
sons in California. The Clark Library is a public t 
the Regents of the University for the people of the 
citizens have a right to know what is being done wit 
They will learn from the Report of the Second Decade 
steadily becoming a center of intellectual activity 
constantly working to make it such. Californians wi 
they read here, and they will be reminded again of t 
us owe to William Andrews Clark, Jr. and to the Univ 
istration of his handsome bequest. 

I congratulate the staff of the Clark Library. 
the Second Decade will have the wide circulation it 

Friends' Meeting This Afternoon 

Peter Murray Hill, President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association 
of Great Britain, former actor, traveller, and raconteur, will speak to the 
Friends of the UCLA Library this afternoon at 4 o'clock, in the English 
Reading Room in the Humanities Building, on "A Grub Street Ramble." There 
will be a table exhibit of some of the latest acquisitions purchased from 
the Friends' fund. All members of the Library staff are cordially invited 
to attend. 

rience only pointed up 
be provincial. Scholars 
collection like the 
ch as the first and 

of new strength in the 
olars to the Clark. And 
ey are to remain alive 

any non- schol ar 1 y per- 
rust, administered by 
state. All interested 
h and at the library. 

that the Clark is 
and that its staff is 
11 be pleased with what 
he gratitude that all of 
ersity for its admin- 

I hope the Report of 
deserves . 

Old Stack. XI 

February 14. Well, they leapt and bounded and poured, this 
night. They water-proofed and back-filled and ran two Tampers un 
seriously afraid the Books would go mad, cooped up behind plywoo 
paulin, braced for the unpredictable moment when one or the othe 
motors would fail to catch, or for the rare times that both woul 
together. Some of the unstable R' s on Six and BF' s on Two did b 
emphatic hiccoughs; all felt that there should be some better wa 
dirt back into the ground than by pounding it down in six inch 1 
foot by round foot. 

However, that's over now. It was preceded by the real water 
our stop-press of last issue being only a foresmell, as it were, 
thing is something ne plus ultra in Wraps. Level A got sheep di 
building paper, and more sheep dip. Level One got that treatmen 
inch layer of celotex pressed into the top layer of sheep dip--a 
this is sealed behind the tamped back-fill. The Rare Books and 
papers will be snug and safe. 

This morning's inspection reveals that the inside safety stairs 
the Wing are rough- fini shed from the lowest level to the floor of Tw 
now the drill is at work removing bricks from the side of the Wing t 
the new entrance. If present plans go through and the windows of th 
ing rooms are bricked on the Stack side instead of being plastered, 
probably be a lot of little trimmings to be smoothed off, and we'll 
down to mid-terms with the racket which has become conventional to p 
of concentrated study. Wonder if this affects the Grade Point Avera 

Some 75 yards of concrete were poured into the columns and wall 
Three on that one rainy day last week, and the yellow maze is rising 
ly, pushing catwalk material up and ahead of it. The pouring was as 
usual, and madness was augmented by the travelling crane which came 
lift the aggregate to the proper level, causing the Catalog Girls to 
and squeal in their windows each time the bucket lunged wildly in th 
rection. I guess People get worked up sometimes, just like Books. 

1 ast for t- 
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February 21, 1957 75 

The Heart of Librarianship 


Some healthy discussions should result from Patricia Paylore's statement 
f "The Heart of the Matter," in the February Wilson Library Bulletin, in 
which she takes our library schools to task for "taking the heart out of li- 
brarianship." Miss Paylore, Assistant Librarian at the University of Arizo- 
na, presented her thesis last November in her presidential address at the 
Southwestern Library Association Conference in Oklahoma City. As a practicing 
1 ibrarian- -and one, she acknowledges, who never completed a library school 
course-she states what she expects of a formally trained beginning librarian. 

I expect him to be knowledgeable about books," she says. "I expect him to 
be willing to learn continuously. I expect him to be professional, in the 
highest and most dedicated sense, about his job, whatever it may be." 

Is it the library schools' fault," she asks, "that so many graduates 
come into their first jobs with the notion that their year of study in a pro- 
fessional school has endowed them with all there is to know about the profes- 
sion? Whose fault is it that nine out of ten know it all, resent supervision, 
scorn the individual library's established way of doing things, look down on 
their clerical helpers, and draw back in white-gloved horror from any job that 
is not clearly and unmistakably labelled 'professional'?" She concludes that 
few library schools in the country prepare their graduates realistically for 
the facts of life as they will find them in the field; and she fears that "if 
the present trend continues, we will be in danger of preparing a generation of 
snobs, narrow in outlook, ignorant of reality, uncompromising in relation- 
ships, and disdainful of books." 

The month before Miss Paylore gave her address in Oklahoma, Mr. Powell 
spoke to the Conference of the South Carolina Library Association, in Clemson, 
South Carolina, on "The Gift to Be Simple." His address also has been pub- 
lished this month, in the Library Journal for February 1, and his remarks are 
no more laudatory of the library schools than are Miss Paylore's. 

"Librarianship today," he says, "is suffering from a rash of these brash 
ones [the young men of brains and ambition, to whom library administration is 
nothing less than a science] taught by teachers who have never been success- 
ful librarians, or even librarians at all, by researchers who like everything 
about librarianship except books and the way books have of multiplying, and 
who would replace books with I.B.M. cards if they could. These inhumanists 
will do everything to a book but read it. They recently issued a prospectus 
for a new course in administration which ran to hundreds of words, not one of 
which was the word book. They are in places of power today in library educa- 
tion, and I say they are corrupting the young..." 

Mr. Powell calls for nothing "revolutionary" in his proposal of a li- 
brary school curriculum "except for a rededication to the simple facts of 
library life." To the possible charge that "all that nonsense" would soon be 
taken out of young people on the job, he would reply that "students can also 
be taught patience. The world will not be reformed overnight, but there will 
be changes made. All change comes from the impact on the many of a few, who 
believe and who are dedicated to the propagation of their beliefs." 

"This is the kind," he says of the proposed school at UCLA, "we will 
seek to recruit, to educate, and to graduate." 

Affiliates Speech Published 

Mr. Powell's address on behalf of the Friends of the Library, delivered 
to the UCLA Affiliates at their 20th Anniversary Banquet on January 23, at 
the California Club, was published in the University Bulletin, February 11, 
under the heading, "The Heart of a University: Its Library," and has been 
reprinted by Grant Dahlstrom, under a variant title, for the Friends. 

Nathan van Patten Obituary 

An obituary by Mr. Powell on Nathan van Patten, former Director of Li- 
braries and Professor Emeritus of Bibliography at Stanford, who died on March 
17, 1956, was published by Libri, International Library Review (Copenhagen), 
Volume 7, Number 1, 1956. 


UCLA Librarian 

SLA at Ramo- Woo Id ridge 

Some of our staff members were guests of Mrs. Margaret Whitnah and the 
Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation on Tuesday evening when her library was the host 
to the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. 
Several short talks were given at the meeting on new developments in science- 
technology libraries in Southern California, after which there was a tour of 
the Centra] Library. The impressive growth of this research corporation and 
its library program has been watched with great interest during the brief 
period since its establishment. As one of our major group- research "clients," 
Mrs. Whitnah and her staff are well known to many of us- -par ticul arl y as they 
include several who once worked for UCLA. 

Miller on Rexroth 

An extraordinary review by Henry Miller of Kenneth Rexroth's In Defense 
of Earth (New Directions, 1957), written at the same white heat he describes 
in Rexroth's writing, was published by the San Francisco Chronic le on Febru- 
ary 10. The greater part of his article is concerned with Rexroth's poem in 
four parts, a lament for Dylan Thomas, called "Thou Shalt Not Kill." "I 
read it over "and over," writes Miller, "as I do with Lorca' s 'Four in the 
Afternoon.' I look once again to see if it was truly New Directions who pub- 
lished it and not Jack the Ripper. I have only one complaint to make: It 
should have been published alone, printed on the finest paper--or the worst! -- 
and in an edition of not less than ten million copies." 

Miller says the poem has "the devastating effect of a hydrogen bomb. If 
the editor of the Chronic le knew what he was about he would not even permit 
it to be mentioned in his column... It would be comforting if we could charge 
the poet with exaggeration or with hysteria. Give us the flaw, you men of 
action! Expose the dream, if you can, but do not tell us it is a lie. We 
know better, every one of us, from the sage to the idiot..." 

Mr. Miller is one of twelve distinguished creative artists in literature, 
art, and music recently elected to membership in the National Institute of 
Arts and Letters. In making the announcement of the election, the Institute 
observed that Mr. Miller's Tropic of Cancer, published in Paris in 1931, and 
his later Tropic of Capricorn, had won him world-wide repute "by underground 
routes," and that alt/hough often censured on moral grounds in their unex- 
purgated versions, they were widely distributed under the counter in the 
United States. Malcolm Cowley, President of the Institute, stated that rec- 
ognition at this time was "owing to many works since, among them The Big Sur 
and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, published last year." (Actually this 
book has not yet appeared.) 

Book Review (By Our Telephone Directory Editor) 

Telefon-Verzeichnis 1956-57; Fiirstentum Liechtenstein. (Vaduz, J. Eberle, 
1956), 77 pp. (Received too late for inclusion in New Beference Books 
at UCLA.) 

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February 21, 1957 


CSEA General Council Meets 

Delegates to the annual convention of the California State Employees 
Association's General Council this week-end at Long Beach will include 
Jeannette Hagan, Secretary of University Chapter 44, and Page Ackerman. The 
Chapter, which now ranks as second largest in the state, will have the sec- 
ond largest delegation at this convention. Several hundred resolutions con- 
cerning members' welfare, and covering all aspects of employee-employer 
relationships, will be presented, studied, and acted on during the three- 
day meeting. 

Bibliotrivia *** 


*** Reported as among those pre 
A A at the University of N 

/ yf^^$ Prince, [who] stuck hi 

J^«^ stay..." *** At UCLA 
flT 9 V by the Reference Desk 
knew, he was walked by 
Found, where the offic 
GRanite phone number o 
arranged for his owner 
public library in Cali 
of Niland, is reported hoping to los 
the cafe in which it is situated, is 
without a liquor license. *** A lad 
in for a copy of Libraries and Learn 
a correspondence course in literatur 
wife who are isolated in the Khyber 
a course in music appreciation. *** 
brary received $2 in the mail "to co 
etc. for the two books I conned you 
days." "If, by some strange force o 
this age of rising prices, the encl o 
con man, "I suggest you have coffee 
Saucer Bureau, P.O. Box No. 2072, Si 
the Queen's air post) for free loan 
Abstracts. "Please kindly reply at 
possible," writes L. C. Cromwell, th 

sent at a recent Librarian's Conference 
orth Carolina was "Mrs. Jordan's dog, 
s head in the door but decided not to 
a schnauzer puppy named Herman stopped 
on a social call. Finding no one he 

a student assistant to the Lost and 
er in charge of casual canines found a 
n Herman's silver tag, called it, and 

to come and get him. *** The only 
fornia where beer is sold, in the town 
e its distinction. The library, not 

looking for a landlord 
y in Fort Worth wrote 
ing and inquired about 
e for her son and his 
Pass in Pakistan. Also 

The Engineering Li- 
ver necessary fines, 
out of over the holi- 
f economic alchemy in 

sed sum exceeds the fines, " wrote the 
on me." *** The Universal Flying 
ngapore, sends us a flying request (by 
of the entire set of Nuclear Science 
your earliest convenience as soon as 
anking us for our cooperation. 

Vigorous Recruitment from the Rolling, Tree-covered Vosper Country 

"The vigorous and expanding Library cited by 
plement, July 6, 1956, p. 416 (Everything's up to 
interested in applicants (male or female) for vis 
MENTS to the PROFESSIONAL STAFF, in any of the li 
quisition, Reference, Cataloguing, Rare Books and 
advertisement in the APPOINTMENTS WANTED column i 
plement for January 18, under the heading, "Unive 
Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A." 

"Lawrence, Kansas, is a friendly university 
says the advertisement, "40 miles west of metropo 
in rolling, tree-covered country (not the desolat 
sity Library, a member of ARL and MILC, has an un 
criminating acquisitions programme. 

"Candidates with particular knowledge of the 
interest in books will be preferred... Applicatio 
to Robert Vosper, Director of Libraries..." 

The Times Literary Sup- 
date in Kansas City), is 
iting or permanent APPOINT- 
brary departments: Ac- 

MSS. . . " according to an 
n The Times Literary Sup- 
rsity of Kansas Library, 

town (ca. 24,000 pop.), " 
litan Kansas City, situated 
e High Plains). The Univer- 
usually wel 1 - supported, dis- 

book trade or special 
ns. . . should be sent airmail 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Page Ackerman, Edna C. Davis, Liselotte F. Glozer, Deborah King, 
Frances J. Kirschenbaum, Miriam Lichtheim, Paul M. Miles, Mary J. Ryan, H.T. 
Swedenberg, Jr. (Department of English), Arnulfo D. Trejo, Florence G. 
Williams, Gordon R. Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. Artist: Mits Kataoka. 




Volume 10, Number 12 

March 8, 1957 

From the Librarian 

Last night in New Orleans I gave the keynote address to a general session 
of the Louisiana Library Association. This morning I spoke at a meeting of the 
College and University section. 

In my absence yesterday Wilbur Smith conducted my class at an orientation 
meeting in his department. Leo Linder has also been helpful at other meetings 
in providing examples of early printing. 

Robert Payne visited the Library last week and admired the boxes Mr. Foley's 
Bindery has made to accomodate the Payne manuscripts. A check by Mrs. Glozer 
and Mr. Linder revealed that we possess 42 of Mr. Payne's 45 published books. 
They range from biographies of Charlie Chaplin and General Marshall, novels 
about contemporary China, seventeenth century India, and Chief Joseph of the 
Nez Perce, to a travel book about Persia and two volumes on the Church Fathers. 

"When are you coming to Shakespeare?" I asked him, half in jest. "You're 
two years behind," he replied. Sure enough, the card catalog showed we have his 
novel about Shakespeare and his players, called The Roaring Boys, published 
in 1955. Mr. Payne is now writing a book about angels, and reported having 
just finished a trip through Italy on his hands and knees, studying Byzantine 

He is in Hollywood for a month in connection with the filming of one of 
his novels which, he recalled, he was in the midst of one day ten years ago when 
Neal Harlow and I took a recorder to Mr. Payne's residence in the Valley and 
taped him reading his translations of Chinese poetry. Incidentally, Mrs Mok's 
husband, Professor P.K. Mok, and Mr. Payne once taught together in the same 
col 1 ege in China. 

Robert Payne now lives in New York and swears by the N.Y.P.L. as the 
best library he has ever used. (He calls UCLA's promising). When he once 
remarked to a Time interviewer that a writer need never travel beyond 42nd 
Street and 5th Avenue, that magazine concluded that Mr. Payne had never 
been to any of the far-flung places he writes about. Mr. Payne was born in 
Cornwall, England, his father being a famous naval architect; he once was a 
shipwright in Singapore, and was a London Times correspondent in China; he 
is now a naturalized American citizen. 

He is now 45 years old and regards his first 45 books as a warm-up for 
at least as many more now in solution in his mind. When does he write? 
While the rest of us sleep--from midnight to dawn. 

Armine Mackenzie died last week, after a long struggle with heart disease. 
He was a bibliographer at the Los Angeles Public Library and the author of 
/nany bookish vignettes and essays appearing in that library's Broadcaster 
and in the California Librarian, of which he was a contributing editor for 
several vears. He graduated from UCLA in 1931. Those of us who sometimes 


UCLA Librar ion 

use sledge hammers in setting things right could learn from Armine Mackenzie, 
whose deft touch was more devastating to the follies of 1 i brari anship. May 
I suggest to the C..L.A. Publications Committee a book of collected Mackenzie? 
It would be good medicine for what ails us. 

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s summer and sabbatical travels Professor Maj 1 Ewing has done us 

bibliographical turn, sending back catalogs of exhibitions in 
on, and Dublin, and photographs of literary places of particular 

our collections, such as Oscar Wilde's tomb in Pere-Lachaise. 
summer in Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Ewing made Yeats their literary 
ocuring for us the catalog of the great exhibition at Trinity 
ilt around the manuscripts preserved by Yeats's widow, 
also sought out Yeats's Tower at Ballylee and his grave in Drum- 
hyard, photographed them, and now have given color prints to the 
ction in the Clark Library. Recalling Yeats's poem "To be carved 
at Thoor Ballylee" -- 

I, the poet William Yeats, 

With old mill boards and sea-green slates, 

And smithy work from the Gort forge, 

Restored this tower for my wife George; 

And may these characters remain 

When all is ruin once again -- 

Professor Ewing brought us two fragments of the sea-green slate, a beautiful 
fine-grained example of non-book material which will be included in an exhibi- 
tion of the Yeats collection planned for 1958 at the Clark Library. 

In telling me the sad news of the death last week of his wife Gladys, 
Professor Malbone W. Graham also said that the remaining books in her children's 
collection were willed to the Library. Miss De Wolf and Mr. Cox brought in a 
large number of volumes of foreign juveniles which revealed Mrs. Graham's 
central purpose, to collect books showing the efforts of certain foreign govern- 
ments to use children's books as propaganda. The Library will arrange an 
exhibition of the Gladys Graham Collection in memory of a devoted and generous 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Regina Andreasson has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
Graduate Reading Room of the Reference Department. She received her B.A. from 
the University of California in 1956, and has held a number of secretarial 
positions in northern California. 

Mrs. Carla G. Herrmann, who has Seen appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Biomedical Library, is a graduate of St. Marie Ausi 1 iatrice , in Rome, 
and has recently worked with the Palisades Travel Bureau. 

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, Personnel Librarian of the Los Angeles County Civil 
sited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, 
e materials processing methods and the classification 
ds of personnel literature. 

to the Geology Library was Edward A. Gribi, Jr., 
dini Petroleum Company, who is doing preparatory re- 
of French Equatorial Africa. 

rs-Kuller, Dutch novelist, visited the Library on 
ed by her daughter-in-law Mrs. Ammers and Mrs. G.J. 
wn the Sadleir Collection of Victorian Fiction, 
brary reports the visit of Dr. Kurt Felix, Director 
getative Physiology at the University of Frankfurt, 
blic lecture and a chemistry seminar on the campus. 

March 8, 1957 81 

Dred Scott Anniversary Observe-d 

The 100th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's Dred Scott 
decision, on March 6, is commemorated in an exhibit in the Reference Room of 
photographs, photostats of original documents in the case and of the Last Wills 
and Testaments of the Justices of the Court, and books relating to the case. 
The materials have been lent by John C. Hogan of Santa Monica. 

Writings About America F.xhibited in DL 

The present exhibit in the Undergraduate Library shows some of the per- 
ceptive and discriminating writings by foreigners about American life, politics, 
and social characteristics. Some are recent, such as D.W. Brogan, Alistair 
Cooke, and Harold J. Laski; others range back to earlier years--such as 
deTocquevi 1 1 e, Ruxton, and Rryce, and the Europeanized American, Santayana. 

Erasmus Acquisition 

Although Desiderius Erasmus (14667-1536) has been voluminously 
published from his own time to the present, there has been only one collect- 
ed edition of his works, that edited by Jean Le Clerc: Opera omnia ... 
Leyden, 1703-1706, in ten volumes. The Library has just acquired a fine set 
of this now rare folio edition which is essential to scholarly research in 
Renaissance literature and thought. Erasmus travelled widely and was a 
friend and correspondent of most of the notable figures and scholars of his 
time. His edition of the Greek New Testament (the first printed edition of the 
Greek text) was a scholarly edition which forced a complete critical re- 
evaluation of Biblical texts. His popular fame rests on the two ironic and 
satiric works, Adagia (familiar quotations from the classics), first pub- 
lished in 1500, and running into 120 editions by 1570; and Moriae Encomium 
(the praise of folly), which was first published in 1511, and which is in 
print in English translation in four editions. 

Caxton Leaves for the Library 

The Library has received a second original Caxton leaf through the 
continued generosity of Mrs. Edward A. Dickson, in adding to the Edward 
A. Dickson Collection. The first was also given by Mrs. Dickson last year. 
Both leaves are from the first edition of Ranulf Higden's Po I icronicon, 
translated into English by John Trevisa, and continued and printed by 
William Caxton at Westminster in 1482. The book was a universal history, 
compiled in the fourteenth century from various early sources by Higden, 
a Benedictine monk of St. Werburg's, Chester, and was translated into 
English in 1387. The late Ernest Dawson purchased an imperfect copy ot the 
Policronicon in London, from which the leaves were separated and preserved 
individually in Zaehnsdorf bindings. 

Clean Sweep by D.M.G. 

Dora M. Gerard, our Agriculture Librarian, made a clean sweep in the 
* ^y." 1 • , winter 1957 issue of Lasca Leaves, the quarterly 
book review section oi the Winter 1^0/ issue oi i.u*c , .... 

Horticultural Institute and the 

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UCLA Librarian 

Story from Dublin that Ends Well 


have had 
could find 

tad asked our Interlibrary Loan people to locate a copy for his use, but they 
had not been able to find one in this country. The library in Dublin was appeal- 
ed to, but when communications with them somehow broke down, Mrs. Euler wrote to 
Browne and Nolan to ask about the possibility of purchasing a copy. The publish- 
ers immediately replied that they much regretted not having a copy of the book 
their files, as "our entire Printing Works, stockrooms and files were 
in a very large-scale fire which took place in 1935 and since then we 
record of our earl ier . publications. " They promised to see if they 
a secondhand copy. 

Last week Browne and Nolan wrote that their search in all the secondhand 
book stores in Dublin had been unsuccessful, but that as a last resort, they 
had "had a word with the Chief Librarian of the City of Dublin." The Chief 
Librarian, they said, was' rather surprised to hear we had not received a reply 
to our earlier letter to them, but on finding this out, informed the publishers 
that the Dublin Corporation Public Libraries would present us with a copy of 
the book. 

So far as could be ascertained, Browne and Nolan had delivered all copies 
of the Catalogue to Dublin Corporation in 1918; and "indeed," say B. & N. , "with- 
in the past couple of years a very considerable 
were deposited in the Central Department of the 
City Hall authorities. "While this, I am sure," 
the nature of a gift, it seems to indicate that 
clearing out odd cupboards." 

A further happy note to this happy ending 
also presented some copies of the Catalogue to Browne and Nolan for their 
reference library. 

A Berkeley/Bradbury Item 

Some weeks ago, when Kenneth J. Carpenter, Head of the Rare Books Depart- 
ment at Berkeley, wrote to us for Ray Bradbury's address, he assured us he had 
"no designs, that I recognize him as yours, that this is for semi-personal 
reasons." We suppose it is because we trustingly did not hesitate to supply the 
address that Mr. Carpenter was able to proceed with his plan to print in a little 
booklet, on his Quenian Press in Berkeley "(a page at a time)", Bradbury's 
short story, "Sun and Shadow," for members of the Roxburghe Club and other friends. 
The Library has received for its Bradbury collection a copy of the pleasant 
result -- an attractively designed and finely printed edition of what Mr. 
Carpenter calls "one of the happiest short stories of our time." 

On Presenting a Second Folio 

number of copies of the book 
Dublin Public Libraries by the 
writes the publisher, "was in 
someone in the City Hall was 

the Dublin Corporation has 

Justin G. Turner, who provided a wonderful surprise at the recent meeting 
oi the Friends of the Library by presenting a copy of the second Shakespeare 
roJio has written Mr. Powell, in response to the Librarian's letter of thanks, 
that he was just as thrilled when, on the spur of the moment, I decided to 
bring the volume with me, as you undoubtedly were in receiving it." 

Whenever permanently remove a volume," he says, "which I have been 
accustomed to seeing for many years in my library and which holds some nostalgic 
memories tor me, I feel somewhat as Adam did when his rib was removed. Never- 
tne ess, alter the first pangs of pa in are over, like many other collectors, I 
fee] happy in the fact that the folio will be in the best of hands...- 

March 8, 1957 83 

Report on the CSEA Meeting 

Jeanette Hagan, Secretary of University Chapter 44 of the California 
State Employees Association has reported as follows on the 27th General 
Council Meeting at Long Beach, February 22 to 24, which she and Page 
Ackerman attended: 

Among the highlights of the CSEA meeting were two special 
events: the Al 1 -Uni versi ty dinner on Friday night and the 
luncheon on Saturday noon, where almost 1000 persons gathered 
to feast on roast beef and to learn a bit about geophysics from 
UCLA's Physics Professor Joseph Kaplan, who is also United States 
chairman for the International Geophysical Year. At the Univer- 
sity dinner a representative from each of the campuses (except Mt. 
Hamilton) spoke, and we learned that the University has a natural 
gas field under the cmmpus at Santa Barbara and a one-man bagpipe 
band at Riverside. Perhaps the biggest shock came when we arrived 
at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning for the 7 a.m. Past Presidents' break- 
fast and discovered that only a few seats remained at one table, 
away over in the corner, and that all the other 400 were seated 
and drinking their juice. The minor shock was the increase in 
dues for the next year from nine to twelve dollars. 

The Committee meetings (Retirement, Personnel and Civil 
Service, Salary and Wages, Ways and Means, Constitution and 
By-Laws, and General Welfare) were marked by their seriousness. 
Up at the front sat the five members, flanked by experts from 
headquarters and staff members of state agencies, and on the floor 
the delegates debated pro and con, resolution by resolution. The 
deliberations were fair, honest, and impartial. We came away with 
a feeling of confidence in our fellow workers and their ability to 
make wise recommendations. Later at General Council the lack of 
block voting chapter by chapter and the voting of the individual 
according to his beliefs and those he represented gave us increas- 
ed faith in the action of the many and the decision of the majority. 

Old Stack. XII 

February 28. After the activity in the last report, these succeeding 
two weeks have seemed to accomplish little. Yet, some forms came off, and 
some real columns emerged (not as plump as mine, but smoother-- wi th no place 
for silverfish apartments); light steel and forms are up to Five on the West 
and around the South corner, and this morning one man is lacing steel inside 
the special forms Henry's crew made for the stairwell and another is install- 
ing what O.L.I, tells me she thinks is equipment to trigger the Alarum at the 
Exit. This has something to do with Fire, and Security, and with a Captain G. 
The Rooks say fire would be poor, but that a bell isn't going to make them 
feel any more secure than they have with me. Captain G. I know as the man who 
who put the Sartre* signs above three of my doors. Well, we'll see. If it|s 
a contest, I'll offer dollars to doughnuts that a Graduate Brain can solve it. 

And speaking of doughnuts, on Washington's Birthday it would have done 
your hearts good to see all fourteen men atop the ramparts and clinging at 
various levels, doing away with the doughnuts O.L.I, found languishing on the 
receiving platform when she came in to do a spot of work. Good thing the 
coffee was locked up. 

The crane came back (this is the one whose rear says in large letters 
"CAUTION EXCESSIVE FRONT OVERHANG". It being a drizzly morning, they tucked 
the excessive overhang in among the scaffoldings (scaffolds are something 
else, aren't they?) and left it. This morning it was still a drizzly day, and 
the crane went away--and the sun came out. 

•Ed. note: Old Stack has been talking to the Books. The signs simply 
read NO EXIT. 

„. UCLA Librarian 

Photo Service Makes News 

A feature story on the Library Photographic Service, released by the Office 
of Public Information last December, proved to be a popular one with the local 
papers and several of the library periodicals. The fullest treatment of the 
story, though, appeared in the January issue of the UCLA Alumni Magazine under 
the title, "Preserving Knowledge through Photography." A cover photograph showed 
"Harry Williams and the Tools of his trade," and a number of photographs of and 
by the staff accompanied the article. 

The release was prepared by Charles Francis, former Public Information 
writer, whose beat included the Library, and who, as recently reported here, now 
handles public relations for the western region of I.B.M. Mr. Francis had toured 
the Photographic Service early in November to get acquainted with its history and 
operations, and later he filled out his knowledge with more detailed tours and 
interviews with Mr. Williams. "A modern university," he wrote, in opening his 
article, "could scarcely exist without photography. That's the lesson one learns 
after touring the labyrinthian workrooms of UCLA' s versatile and always busy 
Photographic Service. " 

"Highly skilled photolabs like the one at UCLA," he continued, "record 
research findings on thousands of tiny lantern slides (for use with classroom 
lectures and at professional meetings); photo-copy graphs and charts for quick 
dispatch to publishers and professional journals; and turn out in minutes suffic- 
cient ozalid copies of maps and illustrative material for a class of 100 students.,, 
On any given day, the lab's nine-person staff can be engaged in a variety of 
activities that would bewilder the average commercial studio..." 

Many a Kenneth Macgowan 

Professor Kenneth Macgowan reports that he was very much amused to read in 
the UCLA Librarian that he had a poem in the November issue of Chamber s ' s Journal. 
(In writing of the death of this venerable British magazine, we thought their 
publication of a poem by Kenneth Macgowan gave the story an appealing local touch,), 

"There seem to be a couple of other Kenneth Macgowans knocking about the 
world." he says. "Thirty years ago I received a letter from a young lady that 
read about like this: 'Are you the Kenneth Macgowan that said goodbye to me just 
before you took a cattle boat for Europe?' 

"Another one was a journalist-politician in Florida." 

Our apologies for assuming there was only one Kenneth Macgowan. (Which, of 
course, we really believe!) 

CU Librarians Shed "Hays of Light" 

Librarians on the Berkeley campus were cheered the other day by an editorial 
in the Dai ly Californian which pointed out that "in this admittedly large and 
often impersonal University, there are a few rays of light that burn on day after 
serv^°lVt e ac £ n ™J ed «? men t they deserve. Among these are the various special 
as the f libe' " llbrarl * s housed within the walls of the big building known 

friendly an 5 w ho nar^>'h eWrit u er sa V s --" me " ™* women who are courteous, 
trea^ediike a r " l^jnE^ u^ St ,V? ent ' the '"ling that he is no longer being 
ality and peculiar probl em ^of^i "' >' ln8tead Hk *" individ -l with person! 

s own, 

March 8, 1957 85 

Staff Association News 

ancellor Allen would be unable to speak to 

Arnulfo D. Trejo reported that Chancellor AJ J en would be unable to speaK to 
the staff at the March meeting, but that he would speak in April. The possibil- 
ity of a substitute program for March is being studied. 

County Library Is Regionalized 

The Los Angeles County Public Library has become a completely regionalized 
system, according to a report in a recent issue of its News Letter. Eight re- 
gions have been organized, each under a Regional Librarian, and branches and 
mobi 1 ibraries have been incorporated into eight administrative areas. Selection 
and acquisition of all library materials will be concentrated in a Centra] 
Service Division, and the Technical Services Division will continue to do process- 
ing and cataloging for all regions. 

Discussing the streamlined organization, John D. Henderson, Los Angeles 
County Librarian, states that "the urbanization of so much of our service area calls 
for a municipal type of library facility. The regional headquarters will have 
strong branches, equipped with books and personnel to serve the regions in much 
the same manner that Central formerly served the entire system." 

In his Annual Report for 1955-56, Mr. Henderson had observed that "Many 
branch librarians report that they have outgrown their resources; they request 
more books, an extension of hours of service, more help and larger quarters. 

"...We are now at the midway point in a ten-year plan of expansion, begun 
in 1950," he said. "As the climax of the next five years we hope to be render- 
ing adequate service to the one vast metropol i s that our County areas are 
rapidly becoming." 

On Other Campuses 

*** The University of Michigan's Library plant expansion is described 
and illustrated in an attractive leaflet issued by the University Libraries 
at Ann Arbor. The most impressive feature of the program is the new Under- 
graduate Library, now under construction, "expressly designed to serve as an 
intellectual center for all students on the central campus in the freshman 
through the senior years of instruction." *** The Library Staff of the 
University of Tennessee presented Robert Vosper, of the University of Kansas, 
at a lecture last night in the Audigier Room of the University Library, on the 
subject, "A Rare Rook is a Rare Rook." *** The Symposium on Systems for Infor- 
mation Retrieval, With Demonstrations of Working Equipment, to be held April 
15-17 by the Western Reserve University School of Library Science and its Center 
for Documentation and Communication Research, in Cleveland, will include dis- 
cussions of such topics as "The Peek-a-Roo System (Ratten-Cordonnier ) , " 
"Intercontinental Guided Missives," and "A Deep Index for Internal Technical 
Reports. " 


UCLA Libr arian 

California Prison Libraries Program 

"The Library Program of the California State Department of Corrections" 
is described in an article in Special Libraries , January 19S7, by Herman K. 
Spector, Librarian of the California State Prison, at San Quentin. The 
article summarizes the purposes of prison libraries in serving every phase 
of the institutional program: guiding inmates in their reading, conducting 
clubs, debating teams, discussion groups, or forums, and supplying staff 
members with bibliographies or special reference materials. The libraries 
are used by 40 to 90 per cent of the prison populations, he shows, as com- 
pared with the 18 per cent of the American adults who use the public library. 
The recent establishment of the statewide advisory committee on correctional 
libraries, of which Mr. Powell is a member, was the greatest and most signifi' 
cant step forward in the last decade, says Mr. Spector, "to provide status, 
recognition, and improvement of all our library programs." 

"...The Library is Sinking" 

"Horn Blasts Budget-Makers for Cutting Book Bequest" said the headline 
which ran across the top of The Daily Tar Heel's front page recently, in 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in reporting Andrew H. Horn's protest against 
the state Advisory Budget Commission's recommended reduction of the Library's 
book fund appropriation for the next biennium to $250,000, from the $330,000 
it had requested. "If I had not already resigned from my position here I 
would do so today after reading the recommendations of the budget commission 
which were published this morning," Mr. Horn was quoted as saying. And in a 
long editorial entitled "Treadwater Budgeting: The Library is Sinking," the 
Tar Heel referred to an item in UNC s staff bulletin, Library Notes--" a 
courageous little journal"--in which this kind of budgeting was defined as 
that "in which one keeps his head above water: but he never gets anywhere 
and eventually he just gets tired and sinks." 

In another Tar Heel editorial, the paper said "It is almost unnatural 
to hear a University official stand up like a man and say what he believes. 
Yet that is what retiring University Librarian Andrew Horn did this week." 
Noting that he sounded "like a man who had just about given up all hope for 
North Carolina's ability to progress," the editorial said, "we agree with 
Dr. Horn. And his statement makes us remember that, when he is gone, there 
will be one less man on this campus who exercises the freedom to say what he 
believes. . . " 

A Zoologist on Books and Libraries 

Tracy I. Storer, Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, on the Davis campus, 
writing to express his appreciation for Mr. Powell's speech to the UCLA 
Affiliates, has recalled as follows some of his own pleasant experiences 
with books: 

... I have found one of the great advantages of a 
the University to be the opportunity to indulge i 
books in many fields. While an undergraduate at 
"infected" with the personal library idea by the 
two of my professors -- Charles A. Kofoid and Jos 
In early years at Davis, beginning in 1923, I fou 
library small and inadequate. This led to the pi 
perience of raiding book shops and university and 
cates in the West, East, and Europe to build a mo 
fied personal collection that has served local st 
besides myself, for many years. In addition, I h 
as member of the campus library committee, of hel 
our local collection. The environment of books - 
ideas -- is truly at the core of university life 
It is an ideal environment. 

ssociation with 
n wide use of 
Berkel ey I was 
examples of 
eph Grinnel 1 . 
nd our campus 
easant ex- 
museum dupli- 
dest diversi- 
udents and staff, 
ad a small part, 
ping to build 
- and thus of 
and activity. 

March R, 1957 R7 

"Five Centuries of the Printed Bible" 

One of the handsomest of invitations to come our way is the folio-sized 
booklet announcing the current graphic arts exhibition at the Lakeside Press 
Galleries of the R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company, in Chicago, entitled " Five 
Centuries of the Printed Bible." H. Richard Archer, formerly of the Clark and 
University Libraries, now Librarian of the Donnelley Company, prepared the 
exhibition, which includes items ranging from fifteenth century incunabula 
to notable twentieth century editions. The Library at Donnel ley's was drawn 
upon extensively for materials relating to the design, typography, and print- 
ing of the Scriptures. The exhibition booklet includes a wood engraving in 
three colors, of Moses receiving the tables of stone, made for this announce- 
ment by Rernard Rrussel -Smi th . 

R.L.C.'s Book Collecting 

One of the most stimulating, as well as most useful of Robert L. Collison's 
many recent writings is his newly published volume, Book Collecting: An Intro- 
duction to Modern Methods of Li terary and Bibliographical Detection (London: 
Ernest Renn , 1957). It is, in the words of Andrew Horn, who wrote the Fore- 
word to the book, "one of those multi-purpose books--to be studied by the novice, 
to be perused with profit and delight by the fully initiated, and to be care- 
fully fitted into his handy reference shelf by both the hobbyist and the 
p ro f ession al . " 

"Now and in good time," writes Mr. Horn, "Robert Collison, with his 
characteristic insight and his amazing twin gifts of analysis and synthesis, 
has in this handbook brought the literature of modern bibliographical and 
literary research technique into focus for the benefit of both the amateur 
and the professional book collector." 

New Journal from Oregon's Cof field 

Western Bookman (A Quar terly ) is the latest publication to come from the 
productive editorial desk of Glen Coffield, Rox 2386, East Portland Station, 
Portland 14, Oregon (25<£ a copy; $1.00 a year). This paper, in tabloid- 
newspaper format, is the official organ of a proposed Society of Western Rook- 
men. Subscribers will receive mimeographed supplements and special announce- 
ments. "Tentative plans for an organizational meeting and convention in some 
Western city are being considered for 1958," says Mr. Coffield. 

Included in the first issue (Winter 1956-1957) is an article describing 
various writing courses offered in colleges and universities in the West; an 
editorial proposing that the capital of the United States be moved from 
Washington, D. C. to central Missouri on the Missouri River ("Can democracy 
hope to survive so far away from its center?"); several poems (one entitled 
"The Owl in the Gas Station Window"); a note "On the Function of Rural 
Libraries," by Don Emblen; a number of reviews of books published in Arkan- 
sas, California, Idaho, Nebraska, and Texas; and a reprinting of L.C.P.'s 
account of the fire at Malibu (first published in this bulletin). 

Defining Our Frontiers 

Writing in the February 15 Library Journal in answer to Jesse Shera's 
earlier article on "The Librarian's New Frontier," concerning the objectives 
of the Western Reserve Library School's Center for Documentation and Communi- 
cation Research and the "transformation in 1 ibrari anship " to which it is 
devoted, David W. Heron, of the Stanford Library, states his belief that 
"there are several new frontiers for librarians: some of them involve 
radical transformation, others will certainly not benefit immediately from 
machine literature searching. The arts are slow to be mechanized, and it is 
in their nature to be this way." 

"Documentation," he says, "offers to librarians a new frontier, and a 
tremendously important one, but to say that it is the new frontier might 
perhaps be suspect of overstatement." 


UCLA Librarian 

books would follow in place of an 

many village meetings and always 
to give a review of new books in 

A Village Librarian in Japan 

The story of a remarkable library personality in Japan who died last 
March at 71, after more than 35 years' service in the same village library, 
is told by Fujio Mamiya, in The international Librarian (Kokusai Shiryo 
Kyokai, Tokyo), for July 1956. Shin'ichi Ito, who had been Librarian of 
the Akiragi Library, Abu-gun, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, had succeeded in 
building a library of more than 30,000 volumes for a village of less than 
3,000 people, by employing a variety of unconventional devices for raising 
money to eke out the meagre funds the village could afford. 

"Whenever there was a celebration of any sort in the village," Mr. 
Mamiya says, "such as a wedding or birthday, Ito sent a letter of congratu- 
lations. In it he would suggest that the Library should be invited as a guest 
to the celebration party but added a reminder that the Library didn't eat or 
drink. The family receiving this letter would understand Ito's graceful 
hint, and a contribution for buying some 
invi t ation. " 

Mr. Mamiya writes that Ito attended 
arrived a little early and used the time to give a review of new books in tht 
library and to tell about the library's activities. 

"Books would be borrowed by so many people," writes Mr. Mamiya, "that 
the borrowing card would soon be full of names. Ito would then take the card 
to the house of the man whose donation had bought the book and tell him how 
much pleasure it had brought to all its readers in the village." 

He had kept an exhaustive directory of all the residents of the Akiragi 
district, in which he noted every member of each family, with his age, edu- 
cation and other personal details. He also kept a card file in which his 
readers were listed by the subjects they were interested in. "This provid- 
ed an extremely handy reference for sending out new books," says Mr. Mamiya. 
"As soon as a new book had been received at the Library, he would consult the 
file to see who would be most interested in reading it and then get one of 
the boys from the school to deliver it. The recipient would come home from a 
hard day's work in the fields and, finding the book waiting for him, would 
hasten to clean his hands and on opening the book would find it was just 
the sort of thing he was wanting to read. This, of course, earned Mr. Ito 
a tremendous fund of affection and respect in the village and did a tre- 
mendous amount to increase the people's interest and appreciation for the 
Library. The Library, in turn, did a great deal for the welfare of village 
li fe. " 

Ito made his library widely known through the many lectures he gave in 
places as far distant as Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Korea. He contri- 
buted countless articles to periodicals and newspapers, and personally 
answered many inquiries received from all over Japan. His book on town and 
school libraries in Japan, published in Osaka in 1931 by Mr. Mamiya, has 
been described as a bible in its field. 

So t M 8Ud r 6 ^ ° the £ Frida * b * the Librarian's office. 

to this issue Rnh°^'F As p Slsta V Ed it°r: James R. Cox. Contributors 
Frances V uVr.U t n F ? ssenden . Jeannette Hagan, Deborah King, 

Sr3on e V'^ni h rs^L:'K4 a ^t^-W^^ n S : ^ J « *-■ ^— G ' ^^ 




Volume 10, Number 13 

March 22, 1957 

From the Librarian 

In Phoenix ] ast Friday night I spoke to the Phoenix Executives Club on "The 
Heritage of the Southwest," following an introduction by Oren Arnold, author of 
a variety of works about the region. It was Rodeo time; local schools were out 
for two days, and dust was rising from the area where the bull was also being 

Hospitality of the Valley of the Sun is warm, as I learned from the atten- 
tions of State College Librarian Harold W. Batchelor and City Librarian Jane 
Hudgins, my co-hosts during a brief stay in Maricopa County. Accompanied by 
Oberlin's librarian emeritus, Julian Fowler, who is now doing bibliographical 
work for the Tempe library, Mr. Batchelor gave me the grand tour of his campus, 
ranging from the President to the Shipping Clerk, with a round of his colorful, 
pictorial, musical, and bookish Mathews Library. Arizona State College is 
pressing for university status, in somewhat the way our old Southern Branch 
sought to rise to the needs of its own dynamic population area, and it may yet 
be that such educational competition within the state will prove as stimulat- 
ing and beneficial to both parties in Arizona as it did in California. 

As for the new Phoenix Public Library, there are few to match it in 
California, at least in its building, which replaced a venerable Carnegie 
structure four years ago. Needed are more books, and I have no doubt that the 
Phoenicians will take care of this lack. Miss Hudgins had arranged a taped 
interview with me on, KPHO, as well as an informal gathering of Salt River 
Valley librarians, including Mrs. Bernice Steward Travillian, librarian of 
Phoenix College, who is our Miss Bradstreet's cousin. My talk to the Executives 
presented the Southwest' s heritage of humor, landscape and literature, beauty, 
wisdom, and mystery, with illustrations from Zane Grey, Arizona Highways, 
Senator Henry Fountain Ashurst, and Mary Austin, with some remarks about heavy 
industry, traffic, and water supply. 

Meetings this week included the Campus Buildings and Development Committee; 
with Chairman B. Lamar Johnson, of the Education Policy Committee; the Library 
Committee at Mr. Williams's home on Wednesday evening; with the Biomedical 
Library staff for lunch; the Zamorano Club; with Mrs. Tania Keatinge and her 
library class from Beseda High School. 

Tomorrow I am chairing a panel discussion of Mexican- Ameri can cultural rela- 
tions at the Annual Southwest Conference on the Occidental College campus, to 
which Mr. Trejo is our official delegate and ambassador- at- 1 arge. 


Personnel Note 

Mrs. Man-Hing Mok, Head of the Oriental Library, and Charlotte Spence, 
Assistant Head of the Acquisitions Department, have been reclassified from 
Librarian 2 to Librarian 3. 


Visitors and Headers 

UCLA Librarian 

Mr. & Mrs. Barton Holmes visited the Art Library recently and were shown how 
the collection of Mr. Holmes's slides, recently given to the Library, is being 

handled. ' 

Mrs. Albert J. Grote, consultant for the RAND Corporation, has been using the 
Geology Library recently, doing statistical research in mining and metallurgy. 

Professor Ichiro Nishizake, of the Faculty of Literature at Waseda University, 
Tokyo, and visiting member of the Department of Oriental Languages, is working with 
the Ezra Pound Collection in the Department of Special Collections. 

ALA Appointment for Mr. Engelbarts 

Rudolf Engelbarts has been appointed Deputy Regional Representative for the 
Southern California Area, Region IX, of the Committee on the Union Catalog of the 
American Library Association's Board of Resources. 

L.D. in S.F. 

Louise Darling attended a joint meeting in San Francisco last Sunday and 
Monday of the Medical Library Groups of Southern California and the San Francisco 
Bay Area. On Monday she participated in a panel discussion on library buildings, 
held at the United States Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. On Tuesday after 
noon she was taken through the library now under construction at the University of 
California Medical Center in San Francisco, by Dr. John B. de CM. Saunders, Dean 
of the School of Medicine, Professor of Anatomy, Lecturer in Medical History and 
Bibliography, and Librarian. 

Visitors to the Clark Library 

Sixteen members of the class in Library Science from East Los Angeles Junior 
College visited the Clark Library on March 2, accompanied by their instructor, Miss 
Carolyn Palmer, of the Junior College Library staff. They were guided on a tour by 
William Conway. An exhibit of books illustrating the history of printing from the 
fifteenth century to the present was the point of principal interest. 

The Gladys Graham Collection 

Professor Malbone W. Graham has presented 220 volumes of 20th century American 
English, and foreign children's books from the collection of his late wife, Gladys 
Murphy Graham, to be added to the collection already established in her name in the 
Department of Special Collections. Mrs. Graham had presented 1,500 volumes to the 
Library last year. In addition, Professor Graham has presented more than 400 voluiw 
of poetry, literature, history, and art from his personal collection. 

Arthritis, from 100,000,000 B.C. 

The present Biomedical Library exhibit, "Arthritis: 100,000,000 B.C. - 1957 
A.D. ," was assembled with the help and advice of Dr. Carl Pearson of the Depart- 
ment of Medicine, and includes illustrations of his work on experimental arthri- 
tis. The most colorful illustration in the section on "Gout in History" is a 
large sketch of the Captain, of the "Katzenj ammer Kids" comic strip. This was 
drawn by the artist, Joe Musial, and sent "mit best vishes to der Biomedikal 
Library!! The Captain is probably the most famous American character in fact 

or fiction to suffer from gout. 

The exhibit will run until May 15. 

Jake Zeitlin Will Address Staff 

Stnff R \ T t pr ° g o an, ,° r f the year ' next Tuesday, March 26, at 4 p.m., in the 

llul 7 M ; ^e Library Staff Association will present the well-known bookseller, 
Jake Zeitlin, who will speak on his recent European trip. 

March 22, 1957 


From Old Stack. XIII 

March 14. Things are moving along. Little Bucyrus Erie, which spent the 
fruitless day and night here last week, was replaced last Monday by Mr. McWhorter's 
Link Belt Speeder. When Mr. McWhorter brought it up the hill just after dawn he 
laid its excessive front overhang down on the back service road and attached an 
Excessive Excessive which was red and gave a nose-like effect and a reach of some 

fifty feet. By this time the 
Catalog girls are inured to 
dinosaurian effects, but a 
photographer was heard to 
worry about how they were ever 
going to get the thing turned 
around in the twelve-foot alley. 
It's all right, Roy -- I think 
they do it with ball bearings and 
and honking toots. By midmorn- 
ing Old Groaner and his family 
were coining up from Pico, and 
by Tuesday night the west wall 
and columns of Four were poured 
as well as the stairwell up to 
Three and the little scrap of 
the floor of Three which will 
be over the new entrance to the 
East Wing. 

Since then the forms have 
come off Two, down at ground 
level one of the Tampers has 
worked at ruining the surface 
for future planting beds, and 
there has been immense activity 
in the carpentering area, mostly 
sawing and yelling. Yesterday 
morning little Bucyrus Erie 
came back and lifted load after 
load of various widths and lengths of lumber to the top of Four. About the same time 
Greek and Roman History on Two and Oversize on Three began complaining of cold, and 
O.L.I. , inspecting from the Catalog windows, reported that the tarp had been pulled 
up above Four and looped into a huge bulging knot. She also reports that the lumber 
is being assembled in an orderly way into the forms for the beams which will support 
Five, Six, and Seven (though I hear on good authority that Six and Seven are only a 
gleam in a blueprint's eye). 

Framing the beams is as fascinating as piecing a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece of 
pre-sawed and -nailed shape has a cryptic number, such as "4 W E 2, ""2 N E 3, " 
"3 N S 3, " and the like, and while one man, paper plan in hand, calls out the numbers, 
the rest scramble and stumble about, locating the item he asks for. 

They keep getting Jay new gadgets. Last month he got an electric sand-blaster 
to replace the wire toothbrushes for cleaning concrete from steel; and he is now 
happily assembling a new red and green hand winch whose apparent use will be to 
rescue the used forms from inside the stairwell. 

Little Bucyrus Erie has just left. (Old Stack can 
just barely see out now.) 

Advertising Librarianship 

The double-page advertisement devoted to librarianship as a career, "Should 
Your Child be a Librarian?" by Edward G. Freehafer, Director of the New York Public 
Library ("as told to Llewellyn Miller"), which the New York Life Insurance Company 
published in last week's Life, will appeal to many librarians as one of the best 
statements yet to appear on present requirements and opportunities in the field. 
It is one of a series on career opportunities which this company is presenting 
through its advertisements. Each is available in booklet form from New York Life. 


Western Books Exhibition for 1957 

UCLA Librarian 

The Bounce & Coffin Club's annual Western Books exhibition for 1957 opened 
here this week, and will be shown through March 30. 

The purpose of these exhibitions, since their beginning 

in 1938, has been to 
stimul ate" high standards of book design and printing by bringing together the best 
examples of the craft, and acquainting the public withthe quality and number of 

books manufactured by printers in the western states, British Columbia, Hawaii 
Alaska. The 1957 exhibition will be shown in about fifty college, university 
and public libraries in the West and in other states to the east. 



This year's jurors were Professor Majl Ewing, a member of the Zamorano 
of Los Angeles; J. Terry Bender, of the Stanford University Library, a member of 
the Boxburghe Club of San Francisco; and Carey S. Bliss, of the Huntington Library^, 
a member of the Bounce & Coffin Club. Tyrus Harmsen, of the Huntington Library, 
and Muir Dawson, of Dawson's Book Shop, are co-chairmen of this year's show. 

Boberta Nixon has been assisted in designing our showing of the Western Books 
by Leo Linder, who has assembled supplementary display material on printers of the 
Los Angeles area. 

The catalogue of the show, which is now at the printers, will be available 
limited quantity at the Beference Desk in a few weeks. 


Agriculture Library Exhibit at the Flower Show 

This year the Educational Committee of the California International Flower 
Show has produced an informative exhibit illustrating the theme of "Science and 
Plant Life" with the purpose of emphasizing career opportunities in agriculture 
for the future scientist. The Agriculture Library's part in the show, says Dora 
Gerard, is a display showing the special fields of interest of the Library. Covers 
of current journals, publishers' prospectuses, and California Agricultural Experimen 
Station bulletins and circulars of the past few years are employed in the exhibit. 
This is a variation of the Library's usual custom of illustrating 
a book display. Miss Gerard designed the layout for the exhibit, 

took complete charge of setting 
Merle Kuhner and Lyle Pyeatt. 

the theme with 
and Gladys Nakaya 

it up at Hollywood Park. She was assisted by 

Burton Holmes Collection for the Art Library 

In February the Art Library came into possession of the Burton Holmes slide 
collection as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Holmes. This unique collection, consist- 
ing of some 20,000 3-1/4" x 4" tinted slides in 190 carrying cases, was used by 
Mr. Holmes in his famous travel lectures, which for more than fifty years were 
about as important to the American scene as baseball, Town Hall, and Chautauqua 
Lectures. As successor to John L. Stoddard on the American travel - lecture plat- 
form, Holmes brought the world to American cities and towns through the slide and 
motion picture projector as no one before him had done. He adapted the travel- 
lecture to the motion picture and gave the English language a new word-- 
" travelogue. " (His first travel movies were twenty-five seconds in duration -- 
spaced two minutes apart.) 

Mr. Holmes was born in 1870 in Chicago, took his first trip abroad in 1886, am 
began his travel - 1 ectures in 1897 on Stoddard's retirement. This one-man opera- 
tion grew through the years to the present large and busy enterprise of Burton 
Holmes Films, Inc. The travel lectures continue, although the founder has retired 
to live quietly in Hollywood. 

The collection, which contains views of famous places, persons, and events in 
practically every country in the world, is now being organized in the slide room 
of the Art Library. Included in the gift are also several books by the donor, 
including his Travelogues, (1920), in fourteen volumes. 

March 22, 1957 93 

Book Catalogues 

Professor Hugh G. Dick, of the Department of English, has contributed the 
following review of Book Catalogues, Their Varieties and Uses (Chicago: Newberry 
Library, 1957), by Archer Taylor, Professor of German on the Berkeley campus: 

It is a pleasure to welcome and recommend a new book written by an old friend 
of libraries, not least of all our own, Professor Archer Taylor's Book Catalogues , 
Their Varieties and Uses, just issued by the Newberry Library. Those who recall 
Professor Taylor's modest but eye-opening little volume called Renaissance Guides 
to Books and his subsequent bibliographical studies will find his latest contri- 
bution an informative and delightfully learned book. Since he himself has brought 
together what is no doubt the outstanding collection of pre- 20th-cen tury book 
catalogues and older bibliographic materials in private hands today, it comes as no 
surprise to find his Book Catalogues written with equal affection and authority. 

His purpose is to survey in depth and breadth separately published book 
catalogues of all kinds, many of them largely forgotten works. The depth is 
chronological, roughly from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The breadth is 
international, stretching from this country, across the face of Europe, and even 
into Russia. Since most of us have, at best, a working familiarity only with 
catalogues used daily, together with a sketchy knowledge of notable collections and 
catalogues in one language, a survey on the international scale of Professor Taylor's 
book is as useful as it is imposing. In addition to the survey of the catalogues 
themselves, the study offers a valuable account of what has hitherto been written 
about them in the way of analysis and appraisal. 

Although Professor Taylor examines a massive range of catalogues from early 
book inventories to sale catalogues of various and more recent kinds, the real fo- 
cus of his survey lies in the private library catalogues of the great polymathic 
collections of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries -- catalogues, for example, of 
such as that of the Boulard library (sold at Paris, 1825-28), from which 150,000 
volumes were set aside as not worth particular listing, the catalogue of the re- 
maining, more select portion of the library running to five printed volumes. When 
catalogues of this kind were done with care, as they often were, they have still, 
as Professor Taylor demonstrates, a variety of uses for modern scholars. When they 
were classified catalogues, as they often were, they can serve as most useful 
subject indexes for cultural historians and literary scholars, as well as for 
librarians, antiquarian booksellers, and all others concerned with older books. 

Readers will find it pleasurable and enlightening to tour the country of old 
catalogues with so authoritative and companionable a guide as Professor Taylor 
proves to be. 

"Minority Report" Given to the Library 

The Library has received from KNX-CBS Radio a set of recordings of "Minority 
Report," a series of three one-hour programs on race relations in Los Angeles, 
broadcast last year, which has been given the National Brotherhood Award for 1957 
by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The programs were honored for 
stimul ating " an awareness of the problems and conditions existing among minority 
groups in Los Angeles." Mr. Fred Ruegg, General Manager of KNX, has written to 
thank members of the Library staff who are among those who "have taken a construc- 
tive interest in Los Angeles, and by doing so, have helped keep this community 
virtually free of bitter racial conflicts." 

An article based on the findings of "Minority Report, " enti tied " Los Angeles: 
A Race Relations Success Story," was written for Look in its March 19 issue by 
Sara Boynoff, the reporter who developed the radio series. Considerable attention 
was given in this article to the promotion of successful race relations at UCLA 
and at East Los Angeles Junior College. 


UCLA Librarian 

Maggie and Jiggs 

Sixteen folio volumes of proof sheets of "Bringing Up Father," the famous 
Maggie and Jiggs comic strip created by the late George McManus, have come to 
the Library as a gift from McManus' s brother, Leo, formerly head of the cartoon 
division of King Features Syndicate. They cover the years 1918-1939. Included 
also in the gift are a volume of proof sheets of the comic strip, "Rosie's Beau," 
for the years 1917-1918; an original drawing of the March 22, 1948, issue of 
"Bringing Up Father;" a large album of photographs relating to the life, travels, 
and acquaintances of George McManus, including such other famous American car- 
toonists as Rube Goldberg, Jimmy Swinnerton, Frederick Opper, Billy DeBeck, and 
Tom Powers; five large and wel 1 -organi zed scrapbooks of publicity, newspaper 
clippings, letters, telegrams, programs, and other McManus memorabilia; and the 
majority of the issues of the rather rare periodical, Circulation, published 
by King Features from 1921 to 1927. 


Out tomi6ht r 



© King Features Syndicate 

George McManus, who died in Santa Monica in 1954, had drawn Maggie and 
Jiggs for forty-two years. The saga of their extended marital battle, of Jiggs's 
usually thwarted efforts to slip away from Maggie's clutches for a shindig at 
Dinty Moore's (or just a dish of corned beef and cabbage), or to attend the 
Ash Wagon Drivers' Ball or the Track Layers' Chowder Party, has appeared in a- 
bout 750 newspapers, and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. 

This very special collection will be housed, of course, in the Department 
of Special Collections. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
bditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 

Page Ackerman, William E. Conway, Louise M. Darling, Hugh G. Dick 
(Department of English), Dora M. Gerard, Deborah King, L. Kenneth Wilson. 





Volume 10, Number 14 

April 5, 1957 

From the Librarian 

As part of ReJigion in Life Week I moderated a faculty panel yesterday on 
Religion in Literature. Those included were Professors Hand, Miner, Nesbitt, 
Pike, and Travis. 

On Monday the Zamorano Club conducted services at Forest Lawn for its old 
member, Henry R. Wagner, who died six months short of his 95th birthday. 
Officiating was Dr. Marcus E. Crahan, and eulogies were spoken by Francis P. 
Farquhar and myself. Zamoranans present from campus included Messrs. Williams 
and Moore. 

At the monthly Zamorano dinner on Wednesday I gave my "Islandia" talk for 
the last time; it will be printed next month in the Wilson Library Bulletin. 

The Librarian's Conference last week heard a discussion of ways better to 
use the library in teaching and to utilize library personnel in orientation 
lectures. Professor Page Smith spoke for the faculty. He and I are members 
of a Chancellor's committee to recommend better ways of utilizing plant and 
personnel . 

It was a pleasure to see the large staff attendance at Herbert Howarth's 
sparkling lecture last week on "Rritish and American Publishing." As Direc- 
tor of the National Book League from 1950 to 1954 Mr. Howarth was responsible 
for the brilliant exhibits arranged for the Festival of Britain, and was a 
kind host several times to the Powells during our year in his country, kind- 
ness we were able partly to reciprocate last week. 

Herbert Ahn returned to the Library last Saturday morning after two years 
overseas with the Army, stationed (poor fellow) mostly in Paris. Herbert 
drove his Mercedes-Benz across country in a cloud of postcards, seeking to 
keep his April 1 date on the desk in the Government Publications Room where he 
will be Librarian-1 in charge of foreign documents (P.S. Herbert brought some 
with him to make sure of work--yes, more European telephone directories for 
the Reference Department). All of which is to say, welcome home, Librarian Ahn! 

I have been invited by the Library Association of Great Britain to give 
the Annual Lecture at their Conference to be held at Harrogate in September. 
My lecture is titled "Books Will Be Read." My wife and I plan to fly S.A.S., 
Los Angeles-Copenhagen, thence to London and other book centers in Britain, 
returning to New York via Paris, The Hague, and Amsterdam, and back to Los 
Angeles early in November. Books will be bought as well as read. 


UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Note 

C. Wesley Wendland, Senior Photographer in the Photographic Service has 
resigned to accept another position. 

Non-Academic Personnel Policy 

The basic provisions of the new non- academi c personnel policy announced 
by the Board of Regents in a special supplement to the March 18 issue of the 
University Bulletin, which apply to Library staff members as well as to other 
non-academic personnel, have already been outlined in volume 1, number 1 of 
Personnel Notes, issued by the Personnel Office on this campus. Detailed 
instructions for the application of the new policy have been received in the 
Librarian's Office and distributed to department heads and to the major 
branch libraries for insertion in the Personnel Manual. These instructions 
cover procedures only for recommendations for the six-months probationary 
increase and for the normal five per cent increase. Further instructions 
covering the recommendation of additional increases over the normal five per 
cent for employees earning $325 or more will be issued later. 

Members of the Library staff who have questions as to their salary status 
under the new policy are urged to consult with their department head, or with 
Miss Bradstreet or Miss Ackerman in the Librarian's Office. 

Visitors and Readers 

Richard W. Dorn of Wiesbaden, representative of the firm of Otto 
Harrassowitz, visited the Library on March 13. 

Mrs. Violet Shue , Eileen Grady, and John E. Johnson, of the University 
Library on the Santa Barbara campus, visited the Library recently. 

H. Marley, of the Rare Book Department of William Dawson & Sons, London, 
who is on a world-wide book-buying tour, visited the Main Library and the 
Biomedical Library on March 14, and the Clark Library on the following day. 

Howard F. Cline, Director of the Hispanic Foundation of the Library of 
Congress, who came to California to address the eighth Southwest Conference 
at Occidental College last week, visited the Library on March 25 and met with 
members of the Library staff and the Faculty to discuss the program of the 

Leason H. Adams/ Director-Emeritus of the Geophysical Laboratory of the 
Carnegie Institution, Washington, visited the Geology Library on March 25. 
He was on campus to deliver the Institute of Geophysics Lecture on "Carnegie 
Institution of Washington Vul canol ogic al Investigations in Central America." 

On March 28, David A. Randall and Cecil K. Byrd, Rare Book Librarian and 
Assistant Librarian, respectively, of the Indiana University Library, visited 
the Library. They were guests of Mr. Williams at lunch. 

Professor Peter Carr, of the Department of English at the University of 
Southern California, visited the Department of Special Collections on March 25. 

Engaging in doctoral research in the Department of Special Collections 
are Eugene Hinkston, Professor of History at Pierce College, studying Cali- 
fornia states' rights history; Theodore Grivas of Los Angeles, using the 
Jonathan Drake Stevenson Papers; and Peter J. Skrumbis of Los Angeles, using 
the Edson Papers. All are degree candidates at USC. 

Joel Hildebrand, Professor-Emeritus of Chemistry on the Berkeley campus, 
who was on campus to conduct a seminar in the Chemistry Department, visited 
the Chemistry Library on March 27. 

Rene Henry- Grtard, Secretaire gene'ral de l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques 
de l'Universite de Paris, visited the Library on March 28, and was shown 
about by Michele Gelperin 

April 5, 1957 97 

Edward Weston Exhibit 

The Library is very fortunate in being able to exhibit, for the current 
month, a collection of the photographs of Edward Weston. These are the photo- 
graphs which, more than almost any others, have influenced the direction of 
modern photography, and for non-photographer and photographer alike have shown 
new visions of the world we live in. They are "pure" photographs, in the 
sense of having been conceived as photographs. There are no attempts to imi- 
tate the effects of painters or to picture imitation Greek slaves. Here are 
only photographs made by a photographer who wishes to be called that, not artist. 

Because of Edward Weston, photography can never be again what it was before 
him, and because of the images he has seen on the ground glass and caught on 
film the world itself will never look quite the same again to any who see his 
photographs . 

Foyer Exhibits 

An exhibit honoring the Theater Arts Department's production of Shake- 
speare's "Henry IV, Part 1" next week is now on view in the foyer. It features 
the stage model used by the department in preparing the production. 

Latin American musical scores and instruments will be shown in the foyer 
next week in observance of Pan American Union Day, April 14. The exhibit will 
include publications of Gilbert Chase, Acting Dean of the College of Fine Arts 
of the University of Oklahoma, who will speak in Schoenberg Hall on April 16 
evening on "Creative Trends in Latin American Music," bringing to a close the 
series of lectures sponsored by the Committee on Latin American Studies. 

The Collector Had Nothing to Lose 

The Undergraduate Library is exhibiting a sample undergraduate book 
collection during the final weeks of the Robert B. Campbell Student Book 
Collection Contest, which closes April 22. It has been assembled to demon- 
strate what kind of personal collection would be suitable for the contest. 
Robert Fessenden, reverting for the moment to undergraduate status, has chosen 
as his collecting subject the frontier thesis of Frederick Jackson Turner. He 
is assumed to have become interested in this topic from having read the articles 
in the Amherst- series, paper-bound pamphlet, The Turner Thesis--a frequently 
assigned item in social science courses. 

"This mythical student," says Mr. Fessenden, "then wished to go further 
in his reading, by investigating additional writings by and about Turner and 
the thesis listed in the bibliography of the pamphlet. These included periodi- 
cal articles and monographs on Turner as a teacher, on the thesis pro and con, 
and on the position and validity of the thesis today. The student also was 
interested in frontier life as a companion study, since Turner placed great 
emphasis on this theme in the construction of his thesis. Thus, the student 
was also led to collecting such interpretive works as De Voto's trilogy on the 
westward movement, Webb's Great Plains, Henry Nash Smith's literary-social 
history and interpretation of the frontier theme, Virgin Land, and even fiction 
of importance such as Richter's Trees. The student, being on limited funds, 
satisfied his needs through standard editions, and an occasional paper-back. 
Where a long out-of-print article was needed, he indulged in the book collector's 
favorite pastime of ransacking piles of journals in the bookshops. He didn't 
win the contest, because the judges were sick of the frontier and the Western 
theme! But they didn't take away his collection." 

Children's Books on Exhibit 

A selection of children's books from the Gladys M. Graham Collection, 
additions to which were reported in the last issue of the Librarian, is now 
being shown in the Exhibit Room, the Main Reading Room, and the Graduate 
Reading Room. 


UCLA Li brari an 

Currency Exhibit in IIR Library 

A hi stori ca 
through World Wa 
Professor of Fin 
walls of the Bus 
of Industrial Re 
dollar United Co 
note bearing the 
that specimens o 
em states, citi 
among the unoffi 
"wildcat" bank n 
change note of t 
powers during Wo 
tured here al so 
Fred Case of the 
Umber to di Savoi 

1 collection of United States currency, fr 
r II, has been presented to the Library by 
ance, and has been framed for permanent ex 
iness Administration and Economics Reading 
lations Library. Featured in the Colonial 
lonies (Continental Currency) note of 1776 

admonition, "Death to Counterfeiters." P 
f many of the various Confederate currenci 
es, railroads, and business firms are repr 
cial moneys in United States history appea 
otes of the late 19th century and an Okl ah 
he 1933 depression period. Occupation cur 
rid War II constitute a fourth section of 
are two "short snorters" of the War period 

School of Business Administration, contai 
a, Marlene Dietrich, Clare Boothe Luce, an 

om colonial times 

John C. Clendenin, 
hibition on the 
Room and Institute 
group are a three 
and a Pennsylvania 
aul Miles reports 
es, issued by south- 
esented; and that 
r samples of typical 
oma self-help ex- 
rencies of various 
the exhibit. Fea- 

donated by Professor 
ning signatures of 
d other international 

Catalogers on MLA Panel Tonight 

Rudolf Engelbarts will moderate a panel 
acquisition and cataloging of music material 
the cataloging of these materials in a unive 
of the Southern California chapter of the Mu 
at 8 p.m., at the Brand Library in Glendale. 
topic will be presented by Joan Meggett, of 
Spiering, of the Pasadena Public Library, an 
Music Research, Incorporated. The general c 
Ralph Moritz, of Los Angeles State College. 

The Brand Library, which is the art and 
Public Library, is located at 1601 West Moun 
by going north on San Fernando Road to Grand 
on Grandview, which terminates at the Librar 

discussion on problems of 
s, and Esther Koch will discuss 
rsity library, at the next meeting 
sic Library Association, tonight, 

Other aspects of the general 
the USC Music Library, Lenore 
d George Schneider, President of 
hairman for the meeting will be 

music section of the Glendale 
tain Street, and may be reached 
view, and turning right (north) 


Book Trade" Course Is Published 

An 1 1 
In t 



A. L 
by J 



There must be something 
eration among bookmen," wr 
quartan Bookman, in his pr 
ey of the Book World," as 
his year's Yearbook , all b 
winter of 1955-56 through 
on Williams, have been pri 

"Perhaps, " Mr. Malkin con 
comparative lack of books 
Southern California, there 
'scholarly adventurers' in 
ers and scouts, librarians 

As previously described h 
on Williams, Betty Rosenbe 
he University Library; and 
evinson of Beverly Hills, 
oseph Dubin, on "Copyright 
Yearbook . 

To see so many of our sta 
ther in a national periodi 
arian takes this opportuni 

recognition of the course 


about the California climate that's conducive 
ites Sol M. Malkin, Editor and Publisher of 
eface to "Introduction to the Book Trade and 
published in The 1957 AB Bookman' s Yearbook. 
ut one of the lectures given in Los Angeles in 
University Extension, under the direction of 
nted in full, to constitute its "Double Feature." 
tinues, "it's the pioneer spirit, or, perhaps, 
as compared with the East. But, both in Northern 

is evident a marked spirit of camaraderie 

the realm of books: publishers and 

and col lee tors. . . " 
ere, the Extension lectures were given by 
rg, Ardis Lodge, Bichard O'Brien, and Mr. Powell, 

by three booksel 1 ers- -Kur t L. Schwarz and Harry 
and Glen Dawson of Los Angeles. Only the lecture 
, " was not available in time for publication in 

ff members and bookseller friends published 
cal is a remarkable occurrence, and the 
ty to express the gratitude of the staff for 
and its participants. 



April 5, 1957 99 

From Old Stack. XIV 

March 28. Movement of materials and men and supervisors has continued 
upward until it now looks as if everything from the carpenter shop to the 
construction shack has been relocated on top of Four. They are still setting 
up the jigsaw maze for the beams, which can now be seen emerging in reality 
since steel men have come and laid heavy steel in the open channels. There is 
also a network of light steel over the pi ywood- covered spaces between the 
channels. By the time you read this at least half of the beams will have been 
poured, and I just suspect that the floor of Five will be part of this pouring, 

I asked the Books on Four to look and tell me if such was what happened 
to me, but as well talk to an idea as get hard structural facts out of Edu- 
cation, Classics, and Literature; so, standing on my own hands and peering 
between my knees, I looked at my own beams and the underside of Five, and it 
looks as if my suspicions were right. . But goodness! What rough, poor lumber 
they used in my forms! What oozing joints! What big nails, and how randomly 
hammered! New Stack's frame is a smooth and beautiful thing, carefully, 
precisely formed; and where I show a beam for about each range and a half, 
New Stack will have a beam under each range of the nonexistent Six and Seven. 
Beal 1 y-- there' s no justice. 

Mr. Quinn was prowling around my south staircase yesterday, tape in hand. 
Something about ducts to blow air across Five, Six, and Seven. My first 
thought was I hoped it would be nice fresh ai r- - some thing outdoory like fresh- 
mown grass or wet violets; and then as I listened it sounded like another 
painful job--and I think I've h ad enough of pain. Must I feel for the people? 

John Finzi Among LC Interns 

John C. Finzi, former staff member of the Clark Library, is one of three 
students at the School of Li br ari an shi p on the Berkeley campus who have been 
awarded internships in the Library of Congress for 1957-58. Dean J. Periam 
Danton has announced that Mr. Finzi and Wesley T. Brandhorst, of Albany, and 
Margaret E. Howe, of Portland, Oregon, were appointed as a result of the annual 
nation-wide competition to select the top-ranking graduate students in librar- 
ian ship in the United States. 

Seven internships have been awarded this year by the Library of Congress. 
The library schools of Columbia University and the University of California 
are the only ones which have had at least one intern appointed during each of 
the nine years the program has been in effect. 

Mr. Finzi attended schools in Italy, and received his B. A. and M.A. 
degrees in history with highest honors on this campus in 1944 and 1945. He 
held University fellowships in 1944-45 and 1946-47, and was elected to Phi 
Beta Kappa. His Book, Oscar Wilde and His Literary Circle, the major part of 
which consists of a detailed catalogue of the Wilde Manuscript Collection at 
the Clark Library, has just been published by the University of California 

Room for the Unsaponified 

"...There are only about fifteen college and public libraries with good 
modern poetry collections that are kept current: Harvard, Purdue, Northwestern, 
Buffalo, Indiana, Iowa, Chicago, UCLA, among them, "writes Jonathan Williams 
in the Winter 1956/Spring 1957 issue of Talisman in an article, "Wedging Them 
Out; Notes on the Small Presses, 1951-56." The media of the organized book 
world "affords no opportunities," says Mr. Williams. "Bookstores are more of 
a nuisance than a use." Of the less than ten in the whole United States "with 
any knowledge of avant-garde writers--not so much knowledge, as respect and 
care for the position, " he mentions Grolier in Cambridge, Sackin's in New York, 
and Zeitlin in Los Angeles. "The others, used to saponified produce from 
New York, dislike stocking 'esoteric' items, make little effort to display 
them--or to pay for them." 


CLA at San Marino 

UCLA Librarian 

Robert L. Gitler, Executive Secretary of the Library Education Division 
of the ALA, formerly Director of the Japan Library School, will give the 
principal address at the morning session of the annual spring meeting of the 
California Library Association, Southern District, in San Marino, on Saturday, 
April 27, The dinner meeting will be addressed by Miss Althea Warren, of the 
USC School of Library Science, formerly Los Angeles City Librarian, and past 
President of the American Library Association. The College, University and 
Research Libraries Section will hold a luncheon meeting at the Athenaeum, in 
Pasadena, at which Professor Peter W. Fay, of the California Institute of 
Technology, will speak. The Huntington Library will be open to visitors in the 
afternoon, and the Wholesale Rook Department of Vroman's, in Pasadena, will 
hold open-house before the dinner meeting. Further details about the day's 
meetings will be published in the next issue of the Librarian. 

Two Coffield Items 

Newly issued by Glen Coffield, of Portland, Oregon, are two uniquely pro- 
duced items of typically modest format. The January issue of The Bridge 
features an illustrated essay on "The Non -Obj ec t i vi s t Movement in Art and 
Poetry in Modern Japan," with several English translations of Japanese poems. 
Inserted on center sheets are reproductions of seven Japanese prints--bold 
experiments in mimeographing with color--in miniature, of course. His experi- 
ments, says Mr. Coffield, "are admittedly an anomaly." 

In another mimeographed booklet, The Grundtvig Poems - -Wri t ten at Grundtvig 
about Grundtvig (Volume One), Mr. Coffield presents some poems he wrote at the 
Grundtvig Folk School in Oregon, which he says serve the function of a journal 
for the seven years he spent at the school. His purpose there was to investi- 
gate the folk school idea which was begun through the work of N.S.F. Grundtvig 
in Denmark, whereby land parcelling corporations were established to buy up 
land and make it available to the people on easy terms. "My experiments," he 
says, "were with those cultural factors necessary to a full utilization of 
both human and natural resources as a vital source of a complete and happy 
life." The cover design of the booklet is mimeographed over a section of 
colorful (washable , fadeproof, wall- tes ted, sty I e - te s ted) wallpaper, showing 
a "Round Up at the Old Gulch." 

Dogs Are Expected to Bite First 

General Order No. 143, General Library, University of California, 
Berkeley, 20 March 1957, is concerned with Dogs in and about the Library. "The 
limited power which the Campus Police and other University employees have to 
curb dog nuisances," says paragraph one, "leads to the issuance of this 
General Order. It provides Library employees with a procedure for handling 
complaints involving dogs in the Main Library building and in branch 
1 ibraries. . . " 

Paragraph two explains that "Library staff members are to do nothing about 
dogs unless someone is actually bitten or unless dogs leave litter on Library 
premi ses. 

Paragraph three, which contains two sub-paragraphs, outlines in detail the 
action to be taken if somebody is bitten by a dog. Paragraph four advises 
notification of custodians in the event of dog litter, and a report to the 
Administrative Office; and the fifth and final paragraph says persons who 
complain about dogs on Library premises should be referred to the Chancellor's 
ui ii ce. 

It appears that dogs on the Berkeley campus have no appeal. 

April 5, 1957 


DeGolyer's Legacies 

DeGoly^r o fTaH H ^V" °* So ^ hwest "n ^ hi story of the late Everette Lee 
ueuojyer oi Dallas, Iexas, will 

... ., — /■ -• -• ^cvjuiyer, jr. tias sai 

that the estate and library will be administered by the foundation throughout, 
in order to maintain it in a " semi -pri vate, non- pol i ti cal manner." He states 
that upon acquisition of the library Dallas will have one of the five or ten 
best libraries of books on the Southwest in the United States. 

Superlatives have not been withheld in hailing the endowment, with some 
Dailasans predicting that it may become the Texas equivalent of the Hunting- 
ton Library. & 

By this gift DeGolyer's two great collecting in terests- -Southwestern 
History and the History of Science and Technol ogy- -have become public trusts. 
His collection in the latter field was established at the University of 
Oklahoma about seven years ago with the gift of 1,000 rare volumes in the 
history of science. During the past half-dozen years additional gifts of 
books and of money for the purchase of books, by Mr. DeGolyer, have increased 
the size of the collection to over 12,000 volumes. It is now one of the lead- 
ing collections of its kind in the United States and is reported to be in 
constant use at Oklahoma in teaching and research in the history of science. 

The Future and the Past of Law Libraries 

Robert W. Wienpahl, former student assistant in the Catalog Department, 
and now Assistant Reference and Catalog Librarian on the San Fernando campus 
of Los Angeles State College, has written an essay on "The Future of the Law 
Library," which was published in- the Law Library Journal for February. His 
paper had been prepared as an entry in the Golden Jubilee Essay Contest 
sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries, when he was Assistant 
Cataloger at the Los Angeles County Law Library. Mr. Wienpahl expects law 
libraries to be in th-e forefront of library planners as streamlined centers 
for the storage and retrieval of information, and through wide use of automa- 
tion and more efficient techniques to speed the ends of justice. Possible 
applications of microphotography , photocomposition, telefacsimile systems, and 
machine translation are examined in some detail, and a plan for cooperative 
acquisition of foreign legal periodicals and their reproduction in microedi- 
tions is urged as a means for extending law library resources. 

After reading of such anticipated developments it is interesting to turn 
to the November 1956 issue of the Law Library Journal for the article by 
Howard Jay Graham, Bibliographer of the Los Angeles County Law Library, 

Be Those That Multiply the Commonweal e, " which was awarded the first 

Gol den Ju bi 1 ee C.nn t.PS t • f n r Mr. Or ah am uiritpc fr-i-im tU v s>n t- saopo 

en ti 1 1 ed. ". 


— __.... ^.^ ... ,_,<, ihuc-jc nidi mu i 1 1 p j y commonweal 
prize in the Golden Jubilee Contest; for Mr. Grah 
point of the year 2056, and "reminisces" about th 

Graham writes from the vantage 

ose years of the "transition 

----- — -..v. 7 v,-» >.vju , diu iciuiiiiatcs auou l iiiose years oi me transition 
period" (in the fifties) --of " the sweeping changes wrought by the microfac- 

lcing back," he says, "the pattern is clear. 

simile-electronic revolution." "Glancing back, "he says, "the p; 
Miniaturization in facsimile was the starting point, and remains the primary 
Existent indexes, digest systems and report series therefore were 

, ft9 UCLA Librarian 


th the old, "and in some respects changes have been fewer than one might 
presume. It was the pioneering of the science libraries, and the immense 
nuclear and missiles programs, that launched these developments. The elec- 
tronic revolution has been the enduring result. Electronic brains have not 
depreciated the human variety. Rather, ^they seem to act as needed compulsives 
pledged to an exasperated co-existence. " 

"One Man's Worth" 

"Libraries are the last great stronghold of the individual," writes 
Sarah L. Wallace, Administrative Assistant of the Minneapolis Public Library, 
in the February ALA Bulletin, in her article, "One Man's Worth." She issues 
a reminder that group activities, though they have their place, are not 
primary functions of the library. "Where else," she asks, "can a man go 
without prerequisites to pursue his ideas, his dreams, even his material 
ambi tions? " 

"Our very product is aimed at the individual. Authors speak to readers 
as individuals, not as audiences in a hall... It is only in that private 
conversation between the author and the man with the book in his hand that 
the great discoveries are made when the reader comes upon a word, a phrase or 
a passage and knows in a blaze of perception that this is what it means. On 
that discovery he may build a book of his own, a scientific principle, or a 
new 1 i f e. " 

"Libraries," she concludes, "are a bulwark against the dread dictators- 
mass communication, mass education and mass persuasion." 

SLA at Ciro's 

The special Libraries Association's Southern California Chapter is going 
to Ciro's next Tuesday, April 9, for a dinner to welcome Katherine L. Kinder, 
the national president of SLA. The Ciro-ette Room has been reserved for 
cocktails, from 7 to 8, and dinner will be at 8. Miss Kinder will speak 
briefly after the dinner, and Lord Flea and the Calypso Revue may then be 
seen at 10:30. The price is $5.00, and reservations must be made today 
(April 5) with Johanna Tall man, in the Engineering Library. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Eve A. Dolbee, Robert E. Fessenden, 
Deborah King, Paul M. Miles, Helene E. Schimansky, Gordon R. Williams, L. 
Kenneth Wilson, Page Ackerman. 




Volume 10, Number 15 

April 19, 1957 

From the Librarian 



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ring time, and comm 
recent ones includ 
Personnel, at whic 
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or Herrick and I ar 
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s; with Mrs. Sayers 
lker Scholarship fu 
by Edwin Coman, an 
d Thomas Murray. 

ittee meetings are cropping up all 
e: the Chancellor's Committee on 
h Professor Page Smith and I reported 
library personnel in giving biblio- 
ttee on Review of Need for a Library 
e consultants, and which last week 
ey, on the regional and national 

and Miss Ackerman on the Committee 
nd; the CLA Committee on Constitu- 
d including John Henderson, CI i 

I ara 

Last week I spoke to a faculty research group, of which I am a member, on 
Bibliographical Studies in the Southwest. The most pressing one is a follow-up 
to the fiction list I contributed to Arizona Highways , to consist of the hundred 
best books of non-fiction about the Southwest, a project on which Miss Rosenberg 
and Mr. Fessenden are giving me valuable help. It must be completed by summer 
for publication late in the year in that colorful magazine, following which J.E. 
Reynolds of Van Nuys will publish it in book form, to be printed by Carl Hertzog, 
of El Paso. 

Miss Rosenberg, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Bellin are working with me on a new 
Library publication to be called Books of the Southwest, a Monthly Checklist of 
Current Southwestern Americana. The cost will be $2.00 for twelve issues, checks 
payable to the Regents, the first number due in June. This is intended to 
supplement my page in Westways , which is no longer adequate to list the books 
and pamphlets which constantly grow in number, and is offered as a public service 
of the UCLA Library. 

Last Saturday I spoke to the Alabama Library Associat 
Tuscaloosa. My talk was "Through the Burning Glass," whic 
fined by the dictionary as "a convex lens for focusing the 
produce heat or set fire to something; " and I likened some 
glasses. John David Marshall, reference librarian at Al ab 
and author of Books, Libraries, and Librarians , kindly con 
Birmingham airport to the university town and back, and wa 
that incomparable Southern graciousness which makes meetin 
memorable. This conference, following the South Carolina 
meetings, in all of which books and ideas dominated the pr 
that the virtues of smallness are preferable to the partho 
apparently defies organizational simplicity in spite of Cr 
Paget, and the valiant efforts of its officers. Simplicit 
complexity, and if there is no possibility of the ALA achi 

ion conference in 
h instrument is de- 
sun's rays so as to 
books to burning 
ama Polytechnic College, 
veyed me from the 
s representative of 
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and Louisiana state 
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genetic ALA, which 
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its 20,000 members, th 
state organizations, o 
no longer one. 

Dean Louis Shores 
Librarian William Jess 
were among the other 
and I were shown the U 
Hoole, and I saw among 
by an Alabama alumnus, 
brotherhood of librari 

en the more need 
f which unfortun 

, of Florida Sta 
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foreigners" in a 
niversity of Ala 
other things a 
I realized ane 
ans, which makes 

I wrote these words last Sunday e 
and Dallas, following the big Red Rive 
Mississippi, and I found myself wishin 
view of this campus which will enable 
tial realities of library service to s 
and cheerfully with the things of whic 

UCLA Librarian 

ful and precious seem to me the smaller 
ately California, with its 2500 members, is 

te University Library School, University 
and Mrs. Orcena Mahoney of ALA headquarters 
ttendance. After my talk, Mr. Marshall 
bama Library by its Librarian, W. Stanley 
large Robinson Jeffers collection, presented 
w the universality of library work and the 
us commonly dedicated people wherever we are, 

hroute home while flying between New Orleans 
r upstream from its confluence with the 
g for the same kind of simplified over- 
all of us to keep our sights on the essen- 
tudents and faculty--to serve them swiftly 
h we are the temporary custodians. 


Personnel Note 

Sandra M. Eells has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Department. 
Miss Eells attended Santa Monica City College and UCLA. 

Visitors and Readers 

Frank S. Parker, geologist with the Signal Oil Company, visited the Geology 
Library on April 2 with Professor W.C. Putnam. Mr. Parker received his A. B. in 
Geology from UCLA in 1928 and is an active member of the UCLA Geological Society. 

A. Elizabeth Crasby, Head of Serials and Binding at the Cornell University 
Library, visited the Special Collections, Acquisitions, and Catalog Departments 
on April 5. 

Colonel Fred B. Rogers, of San Francisco, has been consulting the Lancey 
Papers in the Department of Special Collections, while engaging in research on 
the history of the U. S. S. Portsmouth. 

On April 10, Louis Rolnick, Industrial Engineer with the Los Angeles Joint 
Board of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, visited the Institute 
of Industrial Relations Library, seeking cost of living data in connection with 
current labor negotiations in the Los Angeles area. 

Pastor Alfred Schroder, of West Berlin, a minister of the Evangelical 
Protestant Church, visited the Library on April 12, and was shown about by 
Robert Fessenden. Pastor Schroder works with about 40,000 young people in 400 
parishes in both East and West Berlin. He was invited to the United States by 
the College Department of the Hollywood Presbyterian Church. 

Exhibit of Musical Works 

The works of Vincent Persichetti are on exhibit in the foyer of the Music 
building, honoring this American composer, a member of the faculty of the 
JuijJiard School of Music, who was a recent speaker on the Composers' Council, 
tleven scores of his works, the gift of the publisher, Elkan Vogel , of Phila- 
delphia, and a selection of the Music Library's musical and biographical material 
pertaining to Mr. Persichetti are on display. 

Latin American Series Concluded 

Last Tuesday evening in Schoenberg Hall, Arnulfo D. Tre i o presided at the 
last program ol the Latin American Series of lectures and symposia on "Current 
Social and Cultural Trends in Latin America," sponsored by the Committee on 
The sn^ rlC f n lu V- , U u der the chai ™anshi P of Professor Russell H. Fitzgibbon. 
the 5Siversitv r of nu h K P ^ gram °l the S6rieS WaS Professor Gilbert Chase of 
Music " Mr Tref ° klah ° ma ' wh ° SC Subject was "Creative Trends in Latin American 

planned this le^V" " chairman of the Subcommittee on Lectures, which 

H'anncu tnis year s programs. 

April 19, 1957 105 

Music Library Gift 

The musical works of Peter Jona Korn, Los Angeles composer and conductor, 
have recently been deposited with the Music Library. The initial gift includes 
fifteen orchestral, chamber, and vocal music scores, many with separate instru- 
mental parts for performance, and the loan of master copies of another seven- 
teen scores, from which the Library has made ozalid prints in sufficient number 
for performance. The orchestral works are being added to the Library's orches- 
tral materials which are available for loan to organizations. Mr. Korn has 
indicated which works have been published, and which were commissioned by 
various groups. One of the works, "The Merry Bachelor," was commissioned by 
the Roger Wagner Chorale, and received its first performance at UCLA in 1953. 

Sample Collection on Insulin 

The Biomedical Library is exhibiting a collection of books on "The Dis- 
covery of Insulin," suitable for an undergraduate's personal library which 
might be entered in the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection contest. 
It has been prepared by Dorothy Dragonette. This is the second sample collec- 
tion to be shown in campus libraries during the Campbell Contest, the Under- 
graduate Library's exhibit on "Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis" 
having been reported in the last issue. Both exhibits will be shown through 
April 22. 

Election Results from Out West 

(Special to the Libran an from our Malibu corresponden t )- -Lawrence Clark 
Powell, of Broadbeach Road, Malibu, is the successor to Al R. Williams as presi- 
dent of the West Malibu Community Council. Other new officers are Stanley 
Clarke and Ray Oghe, vice-presidents; Duncan Brent, secretary: and Ray Goodson, 
treasurer. Mr. Brent was identified as a charter member of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library. 

Meetings in San Marino and Pasadena 

Professor Peter W. Fay, of the California Institute of Technology, will 
speak on " Scissor- and-Paste History" at the luncheon meeting of the College, 
University, and Research Libraries Section of the Southern District of the CLA 
at its luncheon meeting at the Athanaeum in Pasadena on Saturday, April 26. 
This is one of several luncheons being held that day by CLA sections as part of 
the all-day Annual Meeting of the Southern District in San Marino and Pasadena. 
The general session in the morning, at 10 o'clock, in the Huntington School 
Auditorium, 1700 Huntington Drive, San Marino, will be addressed by Robert L. 
Gitler, Executive Secretary of the Library Education Division of the ALA, who 
has recently returned to the United States after six years as director of the 
Japan Library School at Keio University. 

At the dinner meeting, at 6:30, at the San Marino Women's Club, 1800 
Huntington Drive, the speaker will be Miss Althea Warren, formerly Librarian 
of the Los Angeles Public Library. The Huntington Library and Art Galley will 
be open to visitors until 4:30 p.m., and an open house at Vroman's Wholesale 
Book Division, 383 South Pasadena Avenue, Pasadena, will begin at 4:30. Reser- 
vations for the luncheon and dinner should be sent to Miss June E. Bayless, 
Southern District President, at the San Marino Public Library, immediately. 
There is no general registration fee for the meetings. 

James Cox, chairman of the Organizing Committee for the CLA Staff Organi- 
zations Round Table, will conduct a meeting of his group in the San Marino 
Public Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. 

UCLA Librarian 

ALA Appointment 

Rudolf Engelbarts has been appointed to the Conference Program Committee 
of the Cataloging and Classification Section of the Resources and Technical 
Services Divifion of the ALA, which will make plans for its meetings at the 
San Francisco Conference in 1958. 

From Old Stack. XV 

half, Mr. McWhorter's crane smacked the huge bucket of concrete down onto the 
frame, and work stopped while forms were repaired, so for a while I thought 
might have a permanent sag at the southwest corner; and there were cameras, and 
countless kibitzers. On the second Friday, runways were insta led over the un- 
finished area, a filling station was set up on the finished half, and two highJy- 
touted concrete buggy drivers complete with buggies were hauled up over the side. 
These buggies, which apparently can't go backward, yet do, are wonderful contrap- 
tions. They reminded one high-ranking observer of certain things in the Fun 
House. (Neither the Rooks nor I know what a Fun House is.) 

After watching we thought it more likely one was a trotter and the other a 
pacer, so that while there was no contest, the excitement and thrills left 
nothing to be desired. Nothing was spilled, no wheels were lost, and neither 
vehicle slipped over the edge, though they deliberately watered and oiled the 
filling station area and tested it for skidability at every opportunity. Adding 
to the general excitement was Henry's crew, whomping madly through the aggre- 
gate in their rubber boots, scooping concrete from the buggies, vibrating it to 
flatten it out, ripping up and discarding the buggy runways as the job pro- 
gressed, and generally keeping up a mad yelling. And then, in the calm after 
the storm, the finishing men came with a smooth board at the far end of a long 
handle, and with trowels, and in almost nothing flat there was a real floor, 
smooth and fair. (O.L.I, was forcibly restrained from marking it with a foot- 
print.) Two hours later Jay appeared with the latest gadget, a new yellow com- 
pressor, and a bucket of sheepdip, and the job was finished. 

Even by then the frames were rising to Six, and steelmen were at work rein- 
forcing them. The walls and columns of Seven will be up before we know it: I 
heard Mr. Weaver say he has the roof on paper now. I guess those great big 
beautiful draughts o - f cold fresh air I drew in while the plywood was open will 
be about my last, and it's getting closer to the time when Palos Verdes and 
Catalina and the smog over the south city will just be among my memories... 

Joy in Eagle Rock, and Maybe Chapel Hill 

"OXY ROUTS UCLA SPIKEMEN, 74-56," said the big headline from last Sunday's 
paper, a clipping of which was discovered by visitors to L.C.P. 's office on 
Monday, propped up on the little display rack on his desk. Ticker tapes in 
Chapel Hill were said to have jumped a little when the news was received there. 

A- Biz 

One of the custodians recently asked i f " Pri -Sha, " currently being featured 
in the Public Catalog, stood for Private Shame. A good name for a horse, he 
thought. Epicures on the staff are partial to "Fra-Gra," which presumably re- 
fers to the pate of the same name. Not far away, in the Reference Room, the new 
Americana appeared to devote an entire volume to perfumes and perfumery. Its 
title: "Trance to Venial Sin." Interest in the alphabet has never run higher. 

April 19, 1957 107 

More About Reading Bibliographies 

The recent review in the Librarian of Archer Taylor's Book Catalogues , 
Their Varieties and Uses, called to mind for one of our readers the remarks of 
the late Nathan van Patten, in an essay, "On the Reading of Bibliographies." 
The former Director of the Stanford University Library wrote of the joys of 
catalogue and bibliography reading in his preface to William P. Wreden's 
Catalogue no. 25: Bibliography , issued some years ago. The following para- 
graphs give only a taste of the pleasures he described in his essay: 

...Bibliographies, it is true, are books of reference, but 
they are indeed much more than that. The book collector needs 
a guide to his collecting and the scholar must have sources 
of information as to the literature of his subject. All re- 
search requires, as a preliminary, the summary of the prior 
art, and if such a summary is unavailable it must be compiled 
ab initio. These are utilitarian aspects of bibliography, 
important in themselves, but there is more to bibliography 
than that. . . 

It is quite a commonplace experience to turn to the Cambridge 
Bibliography of English Literature to ascertain, e.g., when and where 
the first edition of John Keats' Endymion was published or to Leon's 
Bibliografia Mexicana del Siglo XVIII to determine who published Pedro 
de Arenas' Vocabulario . . . de las Lenguas Castellana y Mexicana. Both 
of these bibliographies and many others, however, may be read with an 
anticipation that one will encounter mystery, suspense, surprise, and 
even an occasional chuckle... 

...The possession of a fine collection of bibliographies and 
books about books is to a certain extent a pleasant if inadequate 
substitute for the actual ownership of the books recorded therein. 
Most of us must be reconciled to arm-chair travel. Our desires to 
visit Thibet, Iceland, and Patagonia, must be realized vicariously 
through the medium of books of travel and the fascinating literature 
so freely distributed by the travel agencies. Few of us can have 
great libraries but we can read about books and discover precious 
volumes in catalogues and bibliographies even though we cannot find 
them on our shelves... 

If we cannot have every book in the world on our library shelves 
let us at least know of the existence and location of as many as 
possible. There is no better way to do this than to read bibliog- 
raphies. The bibliography should be looked upon as a readable book 
and not placed in the category of books to be turned to only when 
the need for information arises, e.g., with legislative manuals, 
social registers, and telephone directories.. 

The Humanist in the University Library 

A rather comprehensive survey of the relationship of humanists and univer- 
sity librarians was presented by Andrew H. Horn in a lecture at Chapel Hill, 
North Carolina, on December 7, 1955, as one of the Twelfth Series of Lectures 
in the Humanities. It has now been published, under the title, "The Humanist 
in the University Library," in Volume 36, Number 3, of the University of North 
Carolina's Extension Bui le tins (March 1957). Recognizing at the start that 
"the humanists of the university and the university librarians are at the 
present time in a certain amount of trouble, " Mr. Horn reviews and analyzes 
the criticisms of the administration of college and university libraries which 
were concentrated in the report of the Commission on Financing Higher Education, 
written by John D. Millett in 1952 (which, he notes, led to the California 
Legislature's failure to provide funds in 1953 for our already badly needed 
stack addition here at UCLA). 

Pointing out the superficiality of much of this criticism as based too 
largely on economic considerations, he traces the history of the relationships 
in America between the humanities and libraries, and states his belief that with 

UCLA Librarian 

a new realization of their common interests the humanist and the librarian 
are "about to enter into such partnerships as have been developed between 
librarians and scientists, or between 1 i br ari anship and the professions. 

"This can and should be done, " Mr. Horn says, to the end that the two, 
humanist and librarian, together may use the university 1 i brary-- wi th the 
blessing of the rest of the university communi ty-- as a means ot interpreting 
the values of the humanities directly to the people who now as never before 
need and are eager to receive the strength of individual dignity, independent 
thought, and the peace which is derived from aesthetic sensibility. 

Mr. Horn has appended excellent lists of books and articles touching on 
the humanities and on libraries. 

Californian to be Vassar Librarian 

Jean H. McFarland, Librarian of Reed College, Portland, Oregon, will be- 
come Librarian of Vassar College next September, it has been announced by 
Sarah Gibson Blanding, President of Vassar. Miss McFarland is a native of 
Riverside, California, and a graduate of Pomona College. She received a 
certificate in Librarianship from the University of California, and an M.A. 
in Economics from Columbia University. Before becoming Librarian of Reed 
College in 1954 she was Assistant Librarian of the University Library on the 
Berkeley campus. She had joined the staff there in 1930, serving successively 
in the Order Department, the Biology Library, as senior librarian in the 
Reference Department, in the Catalog Advisory Service, and as head of the Loan 
Department and then of the General Reference Service. 

New Editor for LJ 

Announcement has just been made of the appointment of Lee Ash as Editor of 
the Library Journal, effective next October 1. He succeeds Hel en Wessel 1 s , who 
has had to resign because of ill health, after six years of distinguished service. 
Mr. Ash is at present Librarian of the Carnegie Endowment for International 
Peace, and has had wide experience both in librarianship and in bookselling. 
He has been associated with the Library of the Museum of the American Indian, 
the Burgess Library at Columbia University, the Joint Reference Library in 
Chicago, and the Library and Music Project of the Philippine Foundation of 
America. He has worked with Brentano's and with the Argosy Book Stores, in 
New York. Mr. Ash was Co-Chairman of the Council on Who's Who in Library Service. 
He has studied at Columbia, the Pratt Institute, and the University of Chicago. 


"Coffee drinking is slow suicide, " says a tract received by the Library fr 
from the Human Engineering Foundation, of Summit, N.J. "There are many ways 
in which people commit suicide and die instantly," the Foundation advises, "but 
few realize that by drinking coffee they are committing suicide on the install- 
ment plan." The Staff Association is studying the matter. ***A letter from 
the Union Nationale des Etudiants de France (Comite' Francais des Jeux Univer- 
sitaires), invites us to send one or two members of our track, swimming, or 
^oc7 is o eam t0 th r World Student Games to be held in Paris, 31 August-8 September 
1957. Because of conflict of dates with next summer's Library Administration 
i"^Tk tU r^' the lnvitation was reluctantly forwarded to the Director of Athletics. 

I he Director of Recreation in Huntington Park hopefully addresses his mail 
to Librarian s Of f ice--Donal d Coney, University of California at Los Angeles." 
(Heferred to Directory Service.) 

Slr- 6r Fvlr\iV SSUed ! Very ° the £ Frida y b V the Librarian's Office. 
this issue Kn:"' Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 

nUiZlVL Kenneth^n^r 6 " * FeSSende "' ^^ ^' "«— * 



Volume 10, Number 16 

May 3, 1957 

From the Librarian 

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my class in Librar ies and Learning to visit the Clark 
ing to life the entries in the reading list for that 
nt through that beautiful book-filled building, room 
s always by the sight and the significance of this 
lectual treasure which came about by the transformation 
ore to books. And as we handled the theological works in 
-the books of William Penn and the Books of Common 
tudents, bookish to begin with, never to embrace any 

false professional standards keeps its practitioners 
with books. The Clark staff served us tea and we 
of readers who seek help there and of the joys of un- 
sees this versatile little band of librarians able to 
ol 1 ate. 

Miss Ackerman, Mr. Williams, and I met recently for "bag lunch" with 
Dean Boel ter and Mrs. Tallman and members of the Engineering Library Committee 
to discuss the nature of that library as the demands upon it grow. 

The Senate Library Committee met for dinner at the home of its chairman, 
Professor Herrick, and discussion ensued on the role of a library committee. 
All agreed that it should go on being what it has traditionally been at UCLA, 
a representative and indispensable group of stimulating and helpful colleagues 
of the Librarian and his staff. 

At the Zamorano Club dinner meeting last Wednesday, we heard Professor 
Bradford Booth speak on his current editing of the letters of Robert Louis 

This campus has been blessed for 35 years with Chief Telephone Operator 
Frances Buchanan. Many of us plugged in her office last week for cake and 
coffee, as the Chancellor presented "Bucky" with a diamond- studded pin in 
recognition of her long years of cordial and efficient service. 

Laurels also are due Betty Rosenberg for her masterful report, written 
for the Library Council, of the eight campus libraries during 1955/56. Any- 
one who has tried to report on a single library will recognize the achievement 
of unifying eight reports in one. Each of the reports had treated the general 
theme of Who Uses the Libraries, and each had submitted the essential "raw 
data"; the rest was hers. I recommend her report to all the staff as a 
creative and highly readable document. 

Dean Lester Asheim, of the University of Chicago Graduate Library School, 
visited the Library last week while on vacation in Los Angeles, 


UCLA Librar ian 

Personnel Notes 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Carla Herrmann and Marnette 
Saz Senior Library Assistants in the Biomedical Library, to accept other 
positions; and Wary Jane Senser, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog 
Department, who will be moving from Los Angeles. 

Visitors and Readers 

Lionel Gilman, research chemist of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, visited 
the Department of Special Collections on April 13. 

Professor Viktor Lowenfeld, Chairman of the Department of Art Lducation 
at Pennsylvania State University, was a visitor in the Education Library on 
April 15. He was one of the leaders at the Conference of the National Art 
Education Association held recently in Los Angeles. 

Aarne K. Leskinen, Welfare Officer of Oy Al kohol 1 1 like Ab, the government- 
owned alcohol monopoly operated by the Finnish Ministry for Social Affairs, in 
Helsinki, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library on April 15. 

Also visiting the IIR Library and the Department of Special Collections, 
on April 19, was Francis Gates of the Social Science Reference Service at the 
Berkeley Library, who is continuing his research on the Mooney-Bil 1 ings labor 

I. J. C. Foster, Librarian in charge of the Oriental Section of the 
Durham University Library, visited the Library recently in the course of his 
tour of Oriental studies centers in the United States and Canada, under a 
Rockefeller Foundation grant. He is studying techniques of building and ad- 
ministering Oriental collections and surveying standards for the development 
of library and teaching staffs. Mr. Foster met with Mrs. Mok in the Oriental 
Library; with Miss Lichtheim and Professors Leslau and Greenfield, to discuss 
the Near East program; and with Mr. O'Brien, to discuss acquisitions problems. 

Among recent readers in the Department of Special Collections were 
Professor A. R. Buchanan, of the Social Sciences Department on the Santa 
Barbara campus, to use material on California history in the period of the 
1850's; and Arch Cooper, of Redondo Beach, who is doing research on the Cali- 
fornia missions. 

New Address for Meteorology Library 

The Meteorology Library has moved to its new quarters in the recently 
completed Mathematical Sciences Building. It is located in Boom 7221, which 
Meteorology Librarian Thomas A. Jensen explains is on the third floor. His 
telephone number is 9450. 

Catalogers Will Meet Here Tomorrow 

UCLA will be host to the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers at 
their spring meeting, tomorrow, at 11:45 a.m., in Kerckhoff Hall. "Adapting 
the Catalog to Fit the Client" will be discussed by librarians from three of 
the special libraries on this campus: Johanna Tallman, for the Engineering 
Library; Frances Hoi brook and Robert Faris, for the School of Law Library; 
and Hobert Lewis, for the Biomedical Library. 

Mary Louise Seely, of the Los Angeles City Schools Library, will report 

abnur g h niZa r 10n f Ch K ng !f*^ f ! Cting SUch * TOU P s as this ' »^ ch were brought 
to RTSD V " ifr" °L hC ALA Mld r inter Conference, under the subject, "From DCC 

Engineering Lh I TV™? ^^ wil1 be conduct ^ tours of the Biomedical, 
engineering, and Law libraries. 

is chairman of^h^-r 8 " SeCretar y of the Begional Group, and Otheo Sutton 
of the LAPL is ""r 6 " 18 and membershi P committee. Mrs. Marie Warner, 
ChairLn of' tn : Kp Chairman ' and Charlotte Himoe, also of the LAPL, is 

May 3, 1957 111 

Exhibition on Printing Desi 


Modern Art Influences on Printing Design," an exibition showing how 
printing design has been influenced by certain modern artists and movements, 
will open in the Library next Thursday, May 9, and will continue until May 31. 
It represents the joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Washington, 
D. C. Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and was originally 
shown at the Library of Congress a year ago. Herbert J. Sanborn, Exhibits 
Officer of LC, has written in the booklet issued for that showing that "an 
historical approach has been followed for the most part, but arbitrary group- 
ings have been made in order that simultaneous developments can be shown." 

Among the entertaining and instructive ideas developed in the exhibition 
is that of the parallel between architecture and the art of the book. "Both 
have physical form," says Mr. Sanborn, "existing in time as well as space, 
and their relative position in time may be considered as design." The ornate 
facade of a Florentine building has its counterpart in the decorated page of 
the 15th-century manuscript. A contrasting contemporary structure is shown 
alongside its counterpart, the title page of a book of modern typographical 
design. The example of the latter is an early product (1940) of the Ward 
Ritchie Press of Los Angeles, The Ghost in the Under blows , by Alfred Young 
Fisher, edited with an introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. It was designed 
by Alvin Lustig. 

Though there has been a cultural lag in the acceptance of modern printing 
design in this country, according to Mr. Sanborn, he believes that "since the 
second World War there has been a strong current of modern design in the 
general field of printing for commerce. Many of the artists, craftsmen, and 
architects, who came to this country due to the circumstances created by the 
rise of Hitler's Germany, have found the support of American business. These 
men and a young generation of designers have come to the forefront and have 
reversed the flow of in f 1 uences- - work done in this country is having an in- 
fluence abroad. " 

Miss Darling in the South and East 

Louise Darling will attend the meeting of the American Association of the 
History of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, next Monday. From there she will 
proceed to New York, where she will be chairman of a panel discussion on 
foundation grants for the Medical Schools Group of the Medical Library Asso- 
ciation, on May 8. Her itinerary also includes a visit to Andrew H. Horn at 
the University of North Carolina, and a week of sight-seeing in New England. 

Clark Library Visitors 

Recent visitors and readers at the Clark Library have included Mrs. Ann 
McDonnell , of the Montana State Historical Society; Mr. and Mrs. Christopher 
Morris, of Cambridge, England; Martin Edwards, of Ann Arbor, Michigan; David 
Magee, of San Francisco; H. Marley, of London; Fred R. Crawford, of Tempe, 
Arizona; Richard F. Har tsook , of the University at Berkeley; Herbert Howarth, 
of London, now at Montana State University; Virginia V. White, of the Morgan 
Library, New York; and J. H. Adamson, of the University of Utah. 

Seminars and Tours at the Clark Library 

The Clark Library continues to be 'discovered' by neighboring schools. 
The latest 'first visit' was the Advertising Art Class of thirty-one students 
from the Chouinard Art Institute. For their tour a special exhibit illustra- 
tive of the development of printing, from incunabula to modern fine presses, 
was arranged. Another recent reader and long-time enthusiast for the Library's 
17th Century Music collection -- was Professor Pauline Alderman of the Depart- 
ment of Music at USC, who brought her twelve graduate Music Bibliography 
students over to examine and discuss some of the rare music volumes selected 
from the collection. 

UCLA Librarian 

Mr. Conway Elected 

William E. Conway, of the Clark Library, has been elected Secretary of 
the Southern Division of the CLA' s College, University, and Research Libraries 
Section. Next year he will succeed to the Vice Presidency, and the following 
year the Presidency. 

Post Card from Old Stack 

We had a post card from 0. S. last week, which said he was on vacation 
and wouldn't be sending in his copy for this issue. The doctor had said a 
little rest was what he needed after recent excitement and tension. O. S. said 
some of his friends were vacationing too, and he had had a post card from^one 
of them showing a lad and lassie having fun on something called "Bump Me," 
down at the pleasure pier: a form of relaxation apparently suggested by the 
buggy races on Level Five, so vividly described by our correspondent in the 
last issue. 

Meanwhile, forms have been rising higher, but not much that is going on 
inside the mass of yellow scaffolding can be seen by the man on the road, or 
even by the girls in Room 200. 

A couple of girls named Helen and Kay are expecting a tapping on their 
windows any day now, for said windows, up on the second and third floors of 
the East Wing, are scheduled to be bricked in as the inner wall of New Stack 
reaches its ultimate height. E.W. and N.S. will stand cheek to jowl, as it 
were, but there will be no unnecessary fraternizing. "That's one way to avoid 
trouble," said O.S. sagely, and, it seemed, a bit primly. 

U. of R. Building Progress: Another McWhorter on the Job 

The University of Redlands reports good progress on its Library addition, 
most of which will be completed by Commencement, next month. The Library s 
expansion will increase its size by 80 per cent, and will include extensive 
interior renovations of the present building. One of our staff members dis- 
covered in a picture of the building under construction that a cousin of Mr. 
McWhorter' s dinosaur (who helps out with our New Stack construction from time 
to time) has been on the payroll over at Redlands; the family resemblance, in 
fact, is startling. 

The Southern District Meeting 

Two librarians who have given distinguished service in Los Angeles for 
many years were given special honors last Saturday during the Spring Meeting 
of the CLA Southern District, at San Marino and Pasadena. At the luncheon 
meeting of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section, at the 
Athanaeum, Miss Elizabeth McCloy was presented with a book, in recognition of 
her long service as Librarian of Occidental College. She plans to travel to 
Japan on her retirement next month. The speaker at the general dinner meeting 
at San Marino, Miss Althea Warren, was presented with a number of gifts pur- 
chased from donations from several hundred librarians in honor of her notable 
work as Los Angeles City Librarian and her continuing service as lecturer at 
USC. In addition to the gifts presented to her at the dinner was a sum of 
money to be used to adopt a foreign orphan child in her name. 



Among the other features of the day's meetings was an address by Robert L. 
ltler. Executive Secretary of the ALA Library Education Division, in which 

jor issues and problems of library education and recruitment were analysed, 
and a report was given of the extension of these matters into library education 
abroad as observed through his recently completed service as Director of the 
HlZh D^ SC 1°°1 at Keio University. At the College Libraries meeting, 
Professor Peter W. Fay, of the California Institute of Technology, gave a 
wittily iconoclastic and brilliant n f «^icc^.,„j.D,; . 3; 

May 3, 1957 113 

CLA Staff Organizations Bound Table 

At a meeting at San Marino last Saturday, under the chairmanship of James 
Cox, the Organizing Committee for a CLA Staff Organizations Round Table 
approved a Manual of Procedure for the proposed organization and the contents 
of a petition to be presented to the CLA Executive Board. The Organizing 
Committee is composed of representatives from seventeen library staff associa- 
tions throughout California, and has been working for more than a year toward 
its goal of the creation of round tables within CLA, and, more specifically, 
the establishment of a round table to deal with the problems and interests of 
staff organizations. Mr. Cox reports that the petition will call first, for 
a constitutional amendment to establish round tables within CLA, and second, 
for the establishment of a Staff Organizations Bound Table. The petition must 
bear the requisite twenty-five signatures of active members of the Association, 
and must be in the hands of the Executive Board by May 23 for its meeting in 
Monterey. Staff members who are active members of CLA will be visited in the 
next few days by Mr. Cox in order to obtain UCLA's share of the signatures. 
Action or approval by the entire Staff Association will not be required at 
this time. 

Busy in Auburndale 

Down in Auburndale, Florida, where Mrs. Florence Burton, formerly of our 
Engineering Library, is now the Public Librarian, she writes that "they try to 
give me anything I ask for. A few weeks ago, I said to one of the readers, I 
wished for about $100 or more to buy children's books. A few days later I was 
informed I had credited to my book allowance at City Hall $50 from an anonymous 
donor, who I later found out was this woman to whom I had made that remark." 

Mrs. Burton writes a weekly column for the local paper, and soon expects 
to start broadcasting a weekly story hour. She was recently a guest speaker 
at the Woman's Club, where she gave book reviews and told stories. "I am 
afraid," she says, "the town has put me on such a pinnacle I may fall off." 

Proposition C: Library Bonds 

The Los Angeles Public Library has issued a leaflet stating facts and 
figures on the $6,400,000 Library Bond Issue to be submitted to the voters at 
the May 28 election as Proposition C. The purpose of the bonds is to equalize 
library service in the City of Los Angeles by (1) construction of eleven new 
branch libraries in communities where there is no service at all, or where only 
bookmobile service is now being given; and (2) improvement of the existing 
branch library system by replacing with modern functional libraries eight 
rented store branches which are completely inadequate in size, and replacing 
or enlarging nine city-owned buildings which are badly outgrown. 

The two largest items in the sum requested are $3,399,300, for construc- 
tion, and $1,083,000, for books. Other costs are for land, plans, and furni- 
ture and equipment. 

In stressing the need to equalize Library service throughout the city, 
Harold L. Hamill, City Librarian, points out that of the 52 branches now in 
operation, only nine are in the San Fernando Valley, which has an area the size 
of Chicago. When the building program is complete, the city will have 63 
branch libraries, of which 17 will be in the Valley. The Library has not had a 
bond issue since 1925, and since its annual operating funds are insufficient to 
provide any new buildings at all, and the city's general revenues cannot finance 
more than a small portion of its capital needs, only a bond issue can provide a 
necessary construction and replacement program. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James B. Cox. Contributors to this 
issue: Page Ackerman, Gladys A. Coryell, Bobert E. Fessenden, Paul M. Miles, 
Betty Rosenberg, Helene E. Schimansky, Florence G. Williams. 

Li{^T\ <^JjJ>rarian 


Volume 10, Number 17 

May 17, 1957 

From the Librarian 

Today finds me in Philadelphia for the annual meeting of the Bibliographi- 
cal Society of America, held at the Free Library under the auspices of Ellen 
Shaffer, rare books librarian, a UCLA alumna who was with Dawson's Book Shop 
for many years, and whose imagination, knowledge, and energy have set new 
standards for rare book programs in public libraries. Librarian Emerson 
Greenaway is co-host of the meeting, presided over by John D. Gordan of the 
New York Public Library. 

Yesterday I attended a farewell luncheon for Wilma and Kenneth Wilson 
before they leave to take up his new career as a member of John E. Smith's 
staff in Santa Barbara. Both have been such large and loyal contributors to 
the library program here that to say they will be missed is an understatement. 
Our thanks and good wishes go with them both in their new work. 

Tuesday was my day with the Beference Department. In the morning, a 
group of staff and faculty met in my office to discuss a new program in foreign 
documents being developed by Miss Gray and Mr. Ahn. In the afternoon I talked 
to the entire Beference Department on some of my impressions of public service 
facilities in the libraries I have visited during the year's travels. 

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acquisitions and lending pol 
between libraries, and the d 

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the mountain campus. 

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and Astronomer-Librarian and 
by the 4200-foot elevation of 

was called for by David Heron, accompanied by 
ience curator, F. E. Brasch, and down the steep and 
nt, an added passenger being the Lick Observatory's 
Joel Stebbins, whose precise memory recalled each 
the edge. 


At Stanford I spoke on the Intermezzo series in the Bender Boom to an 
audience of staff and friends, which included the Boy Vernon Sowerses, of 
Mountain Charley Boad, Los Gatos, my library school classmate, Jack Plotkin, 
and John Finzi, from the Berkeley library school. (Mr. Finzi will rejoin the 
Clark Library staff this summer before assuming his Library of Congress intern- 
ship. ) 


UCLA Librarian 

Following my talk, Mr. Brasch showed me the famous Newton collection 
assembled by him, and Terry Bender, curator of rare books, wheeled up a truck 
loaded with Joyce, representing a recent gift. On display was the Aldous 
Huxley collection formed by Jacob Zeitlin, which I cataloged in 1943, before 
it was acquired by Stanford. 

Then I put the Stanford Library to the supreme test--did it have the book 
I wanted at the time I wanted it? It did: a copy of F. L. Lucas's Style, a 
recent work recommended to me at breakfast by Bichard Blanchard ( I believe 
without malice), and I was able to charge it out and read it that night and the 
next morning while homeward bound on the Lark. 

The day's closing event was dinner chez Heron, where Winifred proved her- 
self as good a cook as David is a librarian. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. 
Swank, Mr. and Mrs. Wreden, Terry Bender, Albert Sperisen, Tinker, and Chibi. 

While the Campbell Contest was being judged one morning last week in my 
office, I took the opportunity to visit Paul Miles and his staff in the IIB- 
BAE library, to peek cautiously at the next-door Western Data Processing 
Center, and to call on Professor George Hildebrand, Director of the IIB. From 
there I went to the Music Library to visit Buth Doxsee and chat with student 
assistant Ann Briegleb, who is entering the USC library school in June, as is 
Gordon Stone, PLA in the Music Library. 


Personnel Notes 

James R. Cox, Librarian-1 in the Gift and Exchange Section of the Acqui- 
sitions Department, has replaced L. Kenneth Wilson as Geology Librarian 
(Librarian-2) , who has resigned to enter the public library field. 

Mrs. Lisa F. Valyiova, who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in 
the Catalog Department, attended Washington Square College of New York Univer- 
sity, and for seven years has been an editorial analyst and has done library 
work for Badio Free Europe, in New York and Munich. 

Mrs. Vera F. Weitzmann, Principal Library Assistant in the Catalog Depart- 
ent, has resigned to await the birth of her baby. 

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Orientation for New Staff Members 

Spring orientation for about twenty new staff members will begin today and 
continue through Wednesday, May 22. Orientation activities include talks on 
Library organization and personnel policy by Assistant Librarians Williams and 
Ackerman, tours of major Library departments, and a tea to be given by the Staff 
Association on Wednesday in honor of the orientees. 

Staff Association Nominations Next Tuesday 

The report of the Nominating Committee of the Staff Association will be 
presented at a meeting of the Association next Tuesday, May 21, at 4 p.m. The 
constitution requires this membership meeting two weeks before the election of 
officers which will be held this year on June 4. Officers to be elected will 
be Vice President (President-Elect ) , and two professional members and one non- 
professional member of the Executive Board for two-year terms to fill those 
positions which will become vacant on July 1. Additional nominations may be 
made from the floor. A memo from James Cox, Staff Association President 
announcing the meeting and discussing election matters in detail, has already 
been distributed to members. Mr. Cox urges all members to attend this meeting. 

New Parking Area? 

latest attempt to beat the parking problem was observed the other day 
;udent brought his gleaming new racing bike up on the east wing elevator 
f. nc b V the telephone booth on the second floor while he went to the 

Main Heading Boom to study. 

May 17, 1957 


Phi Beta Kappa, and Other Honors 

Ten student ass 
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Frances C. Tanikawa, 

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niel L. Gould, Catalog Department; 
Department; Marilyn J. Larson, Univer- 
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Schweizer, Circulation Department; 
d Richard A. Zumwinkle, Clark Library. 

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More Eric Gill Woodblocks 

Unique additions to the Clark Library's Eric Gill Collection are some 
original woodblocks created by Gill for Golden Cockerel Press editions. Ten 
border designs from the four-volume edition of the Canterbury Tales, two from 
Troilus and Cri seyde , and the complete set of eight woodblocks for The Green 
Ship have joined the several woodblock examples already in the collection. 

Cheaper By the Inch 

During the recent visit to the Clark Library of David Magee, the San 
Francisco book dealer, Mr. Magee's glance fell on the disproportionate maroon 
leather spine (10%" wide, 8%" tall) of the item labelled Manuscript of Life of 
Christina Rossetti, by Mackenzie Rell, which he sold to the Clark some months 
ago. He recalled that it had been a strange purchase: "The quotation from 
England offered it to me for a pound (£) an inch--or a pound (£) a pound. I 
was lucky: I took it by the inch--and those 10% inches saved me quite a few 
pounds (£)! " 


UCLA Librarian 

Visitors and Readers 

Mrs. Silas B. Reagan, of Indianapolis, visited the Depar 
Collections on April 30 to see the Edwin Corle manuscript col 

Visiting that department on the same day was Dorothea D. 
Plainfield, New Jersey, who came with Mrs. Ethel Park Richard 
Library's collection of early American hymnals. 

James Murray, Western Field Representative of the Commun 
of America, AFL-CIO, visited the Industrial Relations Library 
examine the most recent publications on union organization of 

Jean Seaman, of Glendale, niece of the photographer, Edw 
visited the Library on May 1. 

On May 4 John Yuan-shi Yin and Jed Evans, catalogers at 
Library, visited the Library. 

Recent Chemistry Library visitors were D. W. J. Cruicksh 
Chemistry at the University of Leeds; D. C. Bradley, Professo 
Rirkbeck College, University of London; J. F. Duncan, Profess 
at the University of Melbourne, on campus for a Chemistry sem 
Woodward, Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, here 
Upsilon Lecture and the National Chemical Fraternity banquet. 

George Piternick, Catalog Analyst at the University Libr 
visited the Catalog Department on May 9, to discuss with Mr. 
possibility of reporting additional titles to the National Un 
Library of Congress. 

John K. Friesen, of the Department of University Extensi 
sity of British Columbia, called at the Library last week to 
from UBC Librarian Neal Harlow. 

About Islandia 

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son to see the 

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on May 1, to 
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the Orange County 

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library conferences and other gather 
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answer to a question about how the au 
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the deliberate purpose of gathering 
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a love of poetry and all that is poet 

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Creative Process Illustrated in Scripps Collection 

May Sarton, one of the two distinguishe 
was the other) who have visited Scripps Coll 
lecture and meet with students and faculty f 
lecture there on "The Writing of a Poem," wh 
February, 1957, issue of the Scripps College 
Library received from Miss Sarton a gift of 
"work sheets" and letters she referred to in 
creative process of writing poetry. Miss Sa 
Dorothy Drake, the Scripps Librarian, for he 
not only to the printed word, the finished p 
blunders and revisions, the whole distractin 
that final order was wrested. " 

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May 17, 1957 119 

O.S. (Old Sport, That Is) 

We have only continued silence to report from Old Stack. He is still on 
vacation; and there can be little question that he is going to remain at rest 
until the vacation of his amanuensis comes to an end. Meanwhile, ever the 
sports lover, whether it be watching Little Bucyrus Erie agilely lifting lumber, 
or the rhythmic tamping of Thumper-Umper , or the spectacular flying bucket 
effects of McWhorter's Link-Belt Speeder (with "excessive front overhang"), he 
is said to be enjoying reports from one of his friends who knows some horses 
over in Inglewood. O.S. may be getting shut in, in his old age of 28, but he 
isn't lacking in young-minded friends.* 

Campbell Winners Are Announced 

Final judging in the 1957 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Con- 
test was held in the Librarian's office on the morning of May 7. Judges for 
this year's contest were Ward Ritchie, Los Angeles printer, Professor Kenneth 
Macgowan of the Department of Theater Arts, and Professor Marion Zeitlin of the 
Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The collections of the five finalists 
were arranged on the large conference table, where the judges labored for two 
full hours, reading the bibliographies and essays, viewing the books, and dis- 
cussing the merits of the various collections. 

Winning the first prize of $100 in books was A Collection of Books on 
Photography , submitted by James G. Halverson, a senior from Los Angeles, whose 
collection emphasized the creative techniques of eminent photographers. 

The second prize of $50 in books went to Richard Zumwinkle, a senior from 
Los Angeles and part-time staff member at the Clark Library, for his collection 
of the Letters of Junius. He featured in this collection selected editions and 
books dealing with the disputed authorship of the letters. Third prize of $25 
in books was awarded to Mrs. Enid Aldwell, a junior from Los Angeles, for her 
unusual collection entitled Folk Dances of Germany and Austria. Her essay was 
complete with photographic illustrations. Honorable mention was given two 
collections, The History of Art: Painting and Sculpture, submitted by Charlene 
Bernstein, and A Collection of Books of Modern Literature and Philosophy , en- 
tered by William Gardill. All collections entered were notable for the fine 
condition of the books. 

This is the ninth consecutive year in which Mr. Campbell, proprietor of 
Campbell's Book Store in Westwood Village, has generously awarded prizes for 
the top three collections. 

Following the judging Mr. Campbell joined the judges at a luncheon given 
by Mr. Powell and Arnulfo D. Trejo, chairman of this year's Contest Committee. 

Special thanks are due that Committee, which worked diligently on the 
planning and preparation for the contest and on the preliminary screening of 
the entrants. Other members were Dorothy Dragonette, James Cox, Robert Fessen- 
den, and Professor Edward Hagemann of the Department of English. 

The winning collection is on display in the exhibit case in the Library 
foyer until May 24, when it will be moved to Campbell's Book Store for further 
exhibition. The second and third-prize winning collections will be displayed 
in the Undergraduate Library. 

Election for L.C.P. 

Mr. Powell has been elected to membership in the Legislative Assembly of 
the Academic Senate, representing Group VI. 

•We hope O.S. caught a glimpse of Mr. McWhorter's long-necked friend who 
was out there Monday morning putting on a real Spectacular with the pouring of 
the roof. Other members of the cast included Old Groaner and the concrete 
buggy drivers who whirled daringly near the precipice's edge with never a 
false skid. 


UCLA Librari an 

The Oscar Wilde Catalog 

r — - — — - — — ~ — — 

ular usefulness displayed. 

Mr. Finzi has performed an admirable piece of work. The central part of 

nade up of photographic reproductions of individual cards, which 

A great part of both scholarly and popular interest in Wilde and the latter 
part of the nineteenth century has been, understandably, a biographical one; 
and here the catalog is particularly promising in the letters of Wilde to his 
friends More Adey and Robert Ross. Rut the indexes to the catalog are in them- 
selves reminders of the fact that during the greater part of his career Wilde 
was at the center of literary London, and one suspects that ultimately the 
significance of this collection will be the light it will throw upon the liter- 
ary and esthetic movements of the later nineteenth century. Meanwhile, one's 
curiosity is aroused by such entries as "House of Lords, reform of, " "Ratior 
Dress Society, the," and "Japanese tour (projected)," 

The volume is made additionally attractive by a set of illustrations in- 
cluding sketches of Wilde, an example of a manuscript page, and a picture of 
Charles Ricketts' bronze, " Si 1 ence, " whi ch , though it was intended for the 
Wilde memorial in Pere Lachaise in Paris, was not used, and is now at the 
Clark Library. 


Notes from UCR 

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ly been noted from the Library on the 

n Contest was deemed a success with a 
g collections exhibiting admirable 
an Edwin T. Coman, Jr. says the con- 
ilding a library of books along definite 
tions and format... They all gave evi- 
collecting virus..." 

from the UCR Library's extensive 
ayed in the Library during April as a 
on March 28. Former Congressman John 
ey's from Haverford College days, had 
ints, first editions, and autographed 
new Letters and Science program was 

May 17, 1957 121 

Book Screening Bill Is Slowed Down 

The California Library Association has apparently been successful in 
opposing a bill introduced into the State Legislature during the current session 
which would have required local school boards to set up a system for screening 
library books. The bill, S.B. 1839, introduced by Senator Hugh Donnelly, of 
Turlock, had been passed by the Senate. It was identical with one passed by the 
Senate in 1954, but which was not reported out of committee in the Assembly. 
This year, the Assembly Education Committee, under the Chairmanship of Donald 
Doyle, of Lafayette, failed to report favorably on the bill, following what was 
reported by the press to be "a lengthy and sometimes emotional hearing." 

The Donnelly bill would have required the 2000 local school boards to pre- 
scribe a procedure for selecting library books. The regulations would have pro- 
hibited the selection of any books believed to advocate anything contrary to 
provisions in the Education Code which require the teaching of "principles of 
morality, truth, justice, and patriotism." Among those appearing before the 
committee in support of the bill was Mrs. Ann Smart, of Larkspur, who said 
there were books in school libraries which teach "vulgarity of the streets." 

Henry Madden, Librarian of Fresno State College and President of the CLA, 
William Eshelman, of Los Angeles State College and Chairman of the CLA's In- 
tellectual Freedom Committee, and Mrs. Maurine S. Hardin, of the Technical High 
School in Oakland, all spoke against the bill, holding that it would lead local 
pressure groups to exert undue influence on school boards to carry out their 
views, and pointing out that school boards now have adequate control over book 
selection procedures. The Legislative Committee of the California Teachers 
Association issued a statement opposing the second section of the bill which set 
up the screening criteria. 

Mr. Eshelman had spoken against the bill in the earlier hearing before the 
Senate Education Committee. Senator Richard Richards of Los Angeles opposed the 
bill on the floor of the Senate. 

Although the bill has not been tabled, it is believed it will not be brought 
to the floor of the Assembly. 

Concerning Lions and Angels; Also Gravity 

Explaining how he ever happened to think of "such a crazy idea" as to write 
his book, Lion (Viking, 1956), William Pene Du Bois read a paper last November 
in the Central Children's Room of the New York Public Library on the occasion of 
the presentation to Anne Carroll Moore of Reading Without Boundaries, the essays 
published by that Library in her honor last winter. His paper appears in the 
Bulletin of the NYPL for April under the title, "Animal History Will Bear This 
Out." Among the interesting facts revealed by Mr. Du Bois is that the foreman 
of an Animal Factory in Heaven where animals were being designed for the pur- 
pose of populating the various planets of the Universe once thought of the 
name for an animal, and that this name was LION. "The name LION seems so good 
to him," says Mr. Du Bois, "that he decides to design the animal to go with it 
himself." The account of the designing ("not having designed an animal in 
years, centuries perhaps, he is a b; t out of practice and unsure of himself") 
adds a few more surprising facts to the story. 

There is also a side excursion into the question of what an Animal Factory 
in Heaven looks like. And something about the question of gravity ("--is there 
gravity in Heaven? Of course not! God invented gravity to keep things put as 
He placed them on other planets. There is no need for gravity in Heaven. 
Angels have wings so they can keep their hands free as they go up, down, side- 
ways, across, playing lutes, flutes and oboes...") And there is even an ex- 
planation of how there are all sorts of angels at work in the Factory, from 
bright angels to dunces--just in case anyone thought they were all the same. 

All in all, this is an illuminating study from the New York Public Library, 
which, it may be recalled, has always given its own lions a position of honor, 
there on Fifth Avenue. 


UCLA Librarian 

Report on the Australian National Library 

progress report on the Commonwealth National Library of Australia, in 
•a has recently come to us in a letter from Mr. Ira Raymond, Chief Rib- 



liographical Officer of the Library, who has just completed three years 
service in the Australian Reference Library in New York. He writes that "The 
National Library continues to increase its holdings and responsibilities, and, 
with little relief to the acute accommodation problem, is still up against 
gTave difficulties. 

"The Australian Ri bl iographi cal Centre," he says, "will function, at 
least for the present, within the National Library, using the Library ' s staff 
and resources but working in close collaboration with an Australian Advisory 
Council on Ribli ographi cal Services on which the various library interests are 
represented. The Centre will, in fact, serve as the Council's secretariat and 
will also be the Unesco correspondent on relevant matters. Suggested duties 
for the Centre are so many and varied that I suspect that we shall have to 
rely to an unusual extent on the goodwill of the various libraries and to act 
in some cases as a coordinating agency. Among the tasks which we seem likely 
to undertake are the filling in of gaps in the national bibliography, the 
compilation of bibliographies on specific subjects, the location of wanted 
materials for inquirers from other libraries and the compilation of union lists. 
How far we shall get as a central bureau for inter-library loans, or in co- 
operative cataloguing, I do not know. I do hope that we'll be able to start 
work on compiling a union catalogue before long, but there are obstacles to be 
overcome first. As you will realize, having been absent from the National 
Library for over three years I am not able to be too specific. 

"A special committee was appointed about a year ago to consider the func- 
tioning of the National Library which, as you know, is also the library of 
Parliament. A report was tabled about two weeks ago, but all that has so far 
reached us is a newspaper summary. It appears that the committee has recom- 
mended the separation of the National Library from the Library of Parliament, 
the establishment of the present Archives Division as a separate agency, an 
early start on the new building, and the eventual initiation of a new body to 
give public library services to the people of Canberra. I do not know what 
effect the report will have, but we could be in for some interesting develop- 
ments. " 

Library Not Sinking Yet 

A pleasant sequel to our note in the issue of March 8 on the North Caro- 
lina Advisory Rudget Commission's decision to limit the UNC Library's book 
funds to $125,000 per year for the 1957-59 biennium is a more recent report 
from Chapel Hill that a Joint Appropriations Committee has voted to increase 
that sum by $40,000 per year. The University President, William C. Friday, 
was reported to have spent one-half the time allotted to him for talking on 
the budget of the University in giving the Committee the reasons for an increase 
in the Library appropriation, pointing out that "adequate libraries are second 
only to salaries in maintaining faculty members." Andrew Horn, the University 
Librarian, said the new budget would put them "much closer to the amount being 
spent in other comparable libraries." 

El 1 J"™ 1 is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
fT'V uf 6 £ckerman, Edna C. Davis, Eve A. Dolbee, John J. Espey (Depart- 
Florence ti Will ! FranceS J * ^i rschenbaum, Paul M. Miles, Helene E. Schimansky, 




Volume 10, Number 18 

May 31, 1957 

From the Librarian 

One of the unusual bibliographical events of our time is the travelling 
exhibition of treasures from the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York which its 
Director, Frederick B. Adams, Jr., has accompanied to different parts of the 
country to speak at the openings. On Monday the show is on at the Huntington 
Library for the months of June and July. Tomorrow morning Mr. Adams will visit 
UCLA, where in 1952 he spoke at the dedication of the Sadleir Collection, and 
will go home with me for a swim and a return of the hospitality he has extended 
us more than once. 

The Cowboy-vaquero-gaucho exhibit in the Library, arranged by Messrs. 
Fessenden and Trejo, and generously contributed to by Carl S. Dentzel, will be 
opened on Monday morning by no less an equine personage than Eugene W. Biscai- 
luz, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, following which I am giving a luncheon in 
the Sheriff's honor to be attended by the above-mentioned gentlemen and also by 
the Sheriff's old friends Lindley Bynum, Marcus Crahan, and W. W. Robinson. 

The recent spread in the Los Angeles Times on the newly-discovered A. C. 
Vroman photographs of the Southwest, now a prized possession of the County 
Museum, was admirable save for the omission of one small but significant fact: 
the great collection of forgotten original glass negatives was hunted down and 
located in dead storage in a County Board of Education storeroom by James Mink, 
and his subsequent letter to the County Superintendent of Schools about the 
historical value of this collection led to its removal to the County Museum, 
and not, as we hoped, to the sanctuary of Special Collections. 

Through the good offices of Andrew Horn the Clark Library has received as 
a gift from Charles E. Rush, Librarian Emeritus of the University of North 
Carolina, a collection of fifteen Grabhorn Press imprints from the earliest 
years in Indianapolis and San Francisco. They were collected by Mr. Rush when 
he was Librarian of the Indianapolis Public Library. The Grabhorns moved to 
San Francisco in 1921. 

One of the high moments of our class in "Libraries and Learning" came 
toward the end of the semester with a visit from Dr. Herbert M. Evans, Professor 
of Anatomy, Emeritus, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology, Emeritus, and 
Director of the Institute of Experimental Biology, Emeritus, on the Berkeley 
campus, who happens to be one of the great private book collectors of our time. 
On campus this past semester to give a seminar in Endocrinology at the Medical 
Center, Dr. Evans spoke hypnotically to the class of his interest in the ter- 
centenary this year of the death of William Harvey, discoverer of the circula- 
tion of the blood. Staff members who took the course included Miss Bork, Miss 
Strickland, and Mr. Michener, and I can cite all three as model students. 

-.J, UCLA Librarian 

Earlier this week the staff of Special Collections met with Mr. Williams 


...d me to discuss matters of service, collecting, and space- - another in 
series of meetings I am holding with library departments and branches. 

Those deeper wrinkles in my brow come from the final effort to reduce the 
field of non-fiction about the Southwest to a hundred items. Why a hundred? 
Because the process of selection and elimination has produced what my taste 
and judgment, aided by expert advice along the way, tell me is the purest es- 
sence of Southwest literature, from Cabeza de Vaca to Joseph Wood Krutch. The 
annotated list will appear late this year in Arizona Highways, and let those 
who differ make their own choices, of two hundred or a thousand-- i t ' s a wide- 
open field. 

Because of my family's association with the Citrus Experiment Station 
from the time of its founding early in the century, I felt unusually close to 
Margaret Buvens, the Station's li br ari an , who died recently. In my bookselling 
days I was able to procure for her several rare citrus items, and later she 
aided me greatly in the preparation of bibliographies of the work of my father 
and brother in subtropical horticulture. She was learned, gentle, and 
gracious- - qual i ti es of particular importance in a 1 ibrari an-- and she leaves a 
place not easily filled. 


Personnel Notes 

Lyle F. Perusse , Librarian I in the Beference Department, has resigned to 
accept a position as Fine Arts Librarian in charge of the Art and Music Divi- 
sion of the Pasadena Public Library. 

Cli fford R. Wurfel, Librarian I in the Biomedical Library, has resigned 
to accept a position as assistant cataloger at the University of California, 


May 31, 1957 125 

Staff Activities 

Gordon Williams has been appointed Chairman of the Policy and Research 
Committee of the Acquisitions Section of the American Library Association's 
Division of Resources and Technical Services for the year 1957/58. 

Rudolf Engelbarts was recently elected Vice-chairman, Chai rman- el ec t of 
the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers. 

Donald V. Rlack has been elected Treasurer of the Southern California 
Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. (The newly elected President of 
the Chapter is W. Roy Holleman, Librarian of the Scripps Institution of Ocean- 
ography, on the University's La Jolla Campus.) 

A review by Louise Darling of the Handbook of Biological Data, edited by 
William S. Spector, prepared under the direction of the Committee on the Hand- 
book of Biological Data, National Research Council (Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders 
Company, 1956) has been published in Special Li braries for May-June 1957. 

Honors for Miss Schimansky 

Helene E. Schimansky has been elected Third Vice-President of the Eta of 
California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. At the recent annual initiation and 
banquet of the Chapter she also received high commendation from President 
Armen A. Alchian for her devoted and efficient service as Secretary for the 
past three years, in recognition of which she was presented with a traveling 

"The Last Frontiersman" 

The cowboy of the Western Hemi sphere- - gaucho , charro, vaquero , and Ameri- 
can cowpuncher --i s the subject of the Library's exhibit for the month of June. 
The Library's collections have been drawn on for a selection of notable books 
which have contributed to the knowledge and lore surrounding the cowboy of 
North and South America. A special feature of the exhibit is a group of 
etchings, paintings, and water colors from the large and unique collection of 
Carl S. Dentzel, Director of the Southwest Museum. These are all products of 
cowboy artists, depicting accurately and realistically the life and work of 
this "last frontiersman" who has come to be one of the greatest of American 
folk heroes. Checklists of the exhibit materials are available on the exhibit 
cases and at the Reference Desk. 

Exhibit in Special Collections 

American, English, and French children's games and books are now on dis- 
play in the Department of Special Collections. These are ephemera which were 
added to the Olive Percival collection of children's books several years ago, 
through purchase from the Beauchamp Bookshop in London, whose catalogue listed 
some two-hundred and fifty items. 

Harvey Tercentenary Exhibit 

Through August 9th, the Biomedical Library is displaying an exhibit in 
observance of the Tercentenary of the death of William Harvey, discoverer of 
the circulation of the blood. Books, portraits, and documents relating to 
Harvey and his eminent contemporaries have been arranged by the Biomedical 
Library staff in cooperation with a seminar in medical history under the direc- 
tion of Dr. Herbert M. Evans, Visiting Professor of Anatomy. 

Featured in the exhibit are two notable first editions: Harvey's De Motu 
Cordis, lent by Dr. Myron 0. Prinzmetal, and Francis Bacon's Novum. Organum, 
lent by the Francis Bacon Foundation, in Pasadena. 

Commencement Closing 

The Library will be closed during the Commencement Exercises next 
Wednesday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. until about 12:20 p.m. 


UCLA Librarian 

Staff Association Election 

The election for members of the Staff Association Executive Board for the 
year 1957-58 will be held on Tuesday, June 4. Candidates are as follows: 

Vice-President, President-Elect 

Renee Schurecht, Photographic Service 
Arnulfo D. Trejo, Reference Department 

Professional member (two to be elected) 

Robert Arndal, Acquisitions Department 
Dorothy Dragonette, Biomedical Library 
Dora Gerard, Agriculture Library 
Everett Wallace, Engineering Library 

Non-Professional member (one to be elected) 

Catherine Schuyler, Circulation Department 
Nancy Whitehouse, Special Collections 

Ballots must be returned by campus mail or deposited in the ballot box in 
the Catalog Department by 4 p.m. on June 4. 

Staff Members Meet With Comite Pro-Biblioteca Publics de Ensenada 

Arnulfo D. Trejo, of the Reference Department, and Paul Miles, of the 
Institute of Industrial Relations Library, accompanied Edwin Castagna, Long 
Beach City Librarian, to Ensenada, B.C., last Friday, as guests of the Comite' 
Pro-Biblioteca Publica de Ensenada, a group of business and community leaders 
which is sponsoring the establishment of a public library in that city. The 
visitors discussed library building plans with Sr. Pablo Nicifore Bati z, the 
Librarian of Ensenada, and members of the committee, and examined the proposed 
building site. Speaking afterward at a dinner in celebration of the occasion, 
Mr. Trejo conveyed the best wishes of Librarian Powell who was unable to be 
present, and assured the group of his support in the project. Mr. Castagna, 
recalling the cultural debt which Californians owe to the missionary fathers 
and Mexican colonizers of the Pacific Coast, likewise indicated that the 
strongest possible support of California librarians would be enlisted in the 
effort to establish this, the first public library in the recently incorpo- 
rated State of Baj a California. 

El Diario de Ensenada the next morning gave the event top front-page 
treatment, with the fullspread headline, Magna Labor Cultural del Comite Pro- 
Biblioteca Publica. "Los senores Edwin Castagna, Director de la Biblioteca 
Publica de Long Beach y Paul Miles y Arnulfo Trejo, Bibli otecarios de la 
Universidad de California en la ciudad de Los Angeles, llegaron ayer a esta 
ciudad procedentes del vecino pais del norte, invitados por el Comite Pro- 
Biblioteca Publica de Ensenada," it reported. 

"Los distinguidos erudi tors fueron declarados huespedes de honor del 
Municipio por el profesor Miguel Santos Torres quien les en trego'la Have de 
la ciudad en represen tacion del ciudadano Presidente Municipal, se"nor Santos 
B. Cota, quien no pudo asistir personalmente, en vertud de tener que dar 
cumplimiento a compromisos contraidos con anterioridad. . . " 

O.S. Sulking? 

Not so much as a postcard from Old Stack. For all we know, the New 
Stack may have been completed. Can he be sulking? 

May 31, 1957 127 

L.C.P. on Dobie 

"Mr. Southwest: J. Frank Dobie of Texas" is the title of Mr. Powell's 
piece in the June issue of Arizona Highways. 

O.S. and Friends Get Pictures in Life -- (In Color) 

On a single page of Life, for May 20, appeared pictures, in color, of 
Theater Arts Librarian Shirley Hood (and husband, Mantle), and Richard Hudson 
and student assistants Max Barrel] and Neil Thompson, of the Bindery Prepara- 
tion Section — all playing in the Gamelan Udan Mas--and Susie King, faithful 
sandy-blonde vehicle driven to work every morning by Deborah King--and a rare 
historic shot of Old Stack, showing the green i vy- 1 e ague- s t ri ped shelter for 
his exposed South End. The views of both Susie and O.S. were both included in 
the aerial photograph of the central campus as part of Life's special spread on 
The Arts at UCLA. On another page a picture of one of the dancing girls was 
identified as Sandi Conant, former student assistant at the Loan Desk. 

Cook Notes From Long Beach 

Recently called to our attention is a 1955 Long Beach imprint, Cook Notes 
From the Bibliophiles, by the Long Beach Public Library Staff Association, the 
profits from which are used to establish a scholarship fund for the Library 
staff. Edwin Castagna, the Librarian, who himself contributes one of the most 
amazing recipes in the book (his "Power Packed Protein Punch") gives the col- 
lection a warm send-off in his Introduction, in which he pays tribute to his 
colleagues' skills in the kitchen as comparable to their intellectual and 
technical abilities in 1 i brari anshi p. 

Among the recipes that caught the favorable eye of one of our culinary 
critics is a Veal Steak Quickie (one of the "After 9 or Before Payday" group), 
and such rather more elaborate dishes as Niw-Goo Yok, in the "Foreign Dishes" 
section, Spider Corn Bread, among the "Hot Breads," and Clay Jumbles, in the 
"Cookies" department. Under "Puddings and Pie" appears a real shocker to any- 
one trying to follow an austere regimen, under the name of "Sepia Rocker"-- 
which should really not bother anyone who doesn't mind mixing up some vanilla 
ice cream, good bourbon, soda water, and Hershey's chocolate syrup into a 
"heavy malted milk" consistency and downing it from sherbet glasses. This one 
seems to have been invented by a fearless male on the staff, probably inspired 
by, or reacting from his Chief's energy- bui lding punch. 

The book is quite attractively designed, and should be a helpful and spicy 
addition to any bibliophile's kitchen book shelf. 

... Also, Chinese Cooking, Benedictine 

Speaking of out-of- the-ordinary cookbooks, Mrs. John Agoa (Helen Shumaker), 
onetime Head of the Acquisitions Department, has sent us from Tokyo a copy of 
The Art of Chinese Cooking, by the Benedictine Sisters of Peking (Rutland, Vt. 
and Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1956), which she helped them prepare. The Sisters 
had learned their recipes in pre-war China, and have recently been teaching 
them to their home economics students in Japan. "They are chiefly from northern 
China," they say, "and are the type used in good Chinese homes, not necessarily 
in restaurants. " 

Jeanne Quinsey 

Former associates of Robert L. Quinsey, Assistant Director of Libraries at 
the University of Kansas, for ten years a member of our staff, and head of our 
Undergraduate Library until 1953, felt a sense of great personal loss when they 
heard of the death this month of his wife, Jeanne, of cancer of the lung. She 
had been ill for about a year. 


UCLA Librarian 

American Library Philosophy in Norway 

United States Influence on Norwegian Li 
Periam Danton, Dean of the School of Librari 
recently been published by the University Pr 
University of California Publications in Lib 
in his study is to show how the major revolu 
States in the last quarter of the 19th centu 
"to describe the causes, nature, extent, and 
can li brari anship upon the development of li 
from 1890-1940; and to suggest that the Norw 
philosophy and practice provides a towering 
i n f luence . 

brari anship , 
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tion in libr 
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effect of t 
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Dean Danton 's purpose 
arianship in the United 

paralleled in Norway: 
he influence of Ameri- 

and practice in Norway 
on of American library 
nternational cultural 

In Search of the Umbral Functor (By D.W.H.*) 

Librarians who have seen the blank o 
mention of such institutions as Kardexes, 
Curls, Cuttering, Checking, and Charging, 
small pocket mirror. 

The tidal wave of a new Science is s 
library, and bits of foam and small float 
to its technical processes and catch on i 
books, bulky and buoyant, may well be was 
librarians had better be prepared to expl 
pened to them. 

This explanation is made easier by t 
of which is remarkably like the literatur 
might be described as interdisciplinary, 

These obfuscatory remarks are all by 
titled "A System of Documentation Termino 
gives librarians a few clues as to the St 

In such a varied and eclectic word-1 
out of context is not too great; the foil 
means of telling an umbral cat from a pen 

r puzzled faces of the nescient at 
Carrels, Continuations, Cubooks, 
may now watch the same show in a 

weeping over and around the old 
ing generic concepts are apt to stick 
ts service points. The library's 
hed out to sea, and if they are, 
ain to their constituents what hap- 

he literature of Documentation, some 
e of li brari anshi p, but some of which 

or possibly extr adi scip 1 inary . 

way of recommending a glossary, en- 
logy,"** published recently, which 
ate of the Art, as it is known to its 

ist the hazard of misrepresentation 
owing is offered as a sample and a 
umbral square: 

Communi cation : The discriminatory response of an organism to a stimulus. 
Communication occurs when some environmental disturbance (stimulus) im- 
pinges on an organism and the organism does something about it (makes a 
discriminatory response); if the stimulus is ignored by the organism, 
there has been no communication. 

Clari fication 

"Primary Clarifiers" and "Upflow Clarification Units" are among the topics 
announced for consideration in a special course at Pennsylvania State Univer- 
sity this summer. Before any documental i sts rush to sign up for the course, 
however, they should be advised that this is not just another course in Infor- 
mation Retrieval Systems, but that the subjects are among those to be taken up 
by the Sewage Works and Water Works Schools, along with such matters as "Taste 
and Odor Control" and "Sludge Digestion." "Mixing, Settling, Coagulation, 
Flocculation, and Filtration," it has been noted, are going to be discussed 
one day, right after lunch. 

•David W. Heron, Acting Associate Librarian at Stanford University, a former member of 
our staff, was also formerly Assistant Editor of the UCLA Librarian. Reprinted, by per- 
mission, from the Stanford Library Bulletin, May 10', 1957. 

•By James D. Mack and Robert S. Taylor of Lehigh University in Documentation in Action, 
edited by Shera, Kent, and Perry. N.Y., Reinhold Publishing Corporation 1956. pp. 15-26. 

•lay 31, 1957 129 

Bruce Rogers Honored at Lakeside Press 

An exhibition of the work of Bruce Rogers is now being held in the Lake- 
side Press Galleries, Chicago, to continue through July. The distinguished 
American book designer died on May 19, a few weeks after the exhibit opened, 
after a widely-influential career of book production which spanned 62 years. 
This showing covers the range of his work from delightful minor pieces to the 
magnificent Oxford Lectern Bible. 

The attractive brochure announcing the exhibit, which Lakeside's Librar- 
ian, H. Richard Archer, has sent us, also contains "a Selection of Pleasant 
and Profitable Portions from the Book Paragraphs on Printing by Bruce Rogers.' 

Frank McNitt at New Mexico Press 

Many old friends of Frank McNitt, former editor and publisher of the West- 
wood Hills Press, who did much during the 1940' s to build strong community 
support for the University and for libraries in the region, particularly with 
respect to problems of maintaining intellectual freedom, will be interested to 
hear that he is now with the University of New Mexico Press. He had recently 
worked with newspapers in Farmington, New Mexico. Mr. McNitt writes that "it 
is still hard to believe anyone would pay me for working with books. I always 
thought that was a good fortune reserved for other people." The Press, he says, 
is in a stage of reorganization, with some fifteen behind- schedul e books to be 
published by next winter. As New Mexico's Press has already demonstrated ad- 
mirable publishing standards, it is apparent that both Roland Dickey, its di- 
rector, and Mr. McNitt are to be congratulated. 

Death of Miss Mudge 

Isadore Gilbert Mudge, retired Reference Librarian of Columbia University, 
died on May 16 at the age of 82. No name in present-day 1 ibrari anship has been 
more distinguished or better known, for Miss Mudge had compiled the Guide to 
Reference Books, in its editions of 1917, 1923, 1929, and 1936, with its inter- 
vening supplements, and was widely recognized as the outstanding authority in 
this field. The Guide has been used as a standard and indispensable work in 
libraries throughout the world. Although the latest, or seventh, edition of 
the Guide (1951), and its two supplements, have been compiled by Miss Mudge's 
successor at Columbia, Miss Constance M. Winchell, it is still sometimes re- 
ferred to by scholars and librarians as "Mudge." It is said that at Columbia 
gathering a bibliography in preparation of a paper has been spoken of by 
students as "mudging." 

Writing in his Foreword to Robert L. Collison's Bibliographies , Subject 
and National (1951), Mr. Powell says he asked Mr. Collison "What is your favor- 
ite American book?" "Mudge," he replied, "with Huckleberry Finn a close second." 
"Whereupon, he writes, my good opinion of Mr. Collison's Bibliographies was 
extended to include its author, for her^; was obviously a man who knew that 
books of reference are not dull things." 

"Nothing less than the best efforl was tolerated in herself or in those 
who worked under her direction," Austin P. Evans, Professor of History at 
Columbia, wrote in a tribute to Miss Mudge, in the Columbia Library Columns, 
November 1952, under the title" 'God Almighty Hates a Qui tter. ' " "No one who 
came to her with an honest problem, no matter how immaturely envisaged, was 
turned away without helpful suggestion and assistance. And that helpfulness 
consisted not only in finding an answer to the immediate question brought to 
her, but was extended to aiding the student to learn of the tools and techniques 
by which he might in future help himself." 

Miss Mudge retired as Reference Librarian at Columbia in 1941, after thirty 
years of service in that position. She had previously been both a teacher and 
a reference librarian at the University of Illinois, at Bryn Mawr College, and 
at Simmons College, and from 1926 to 1938 she was Associate Professor in the 
School of Library Service at Columbia. Miss Winchell has said that probably 
no other one person has contributed so much to raising the standards of refer- 
ence collections and reference service in the libraries of this and other 
countri es. " 


UCLA Librarian 

Another Californian to Return 

Book Screening Bill Now Considered Less Objectionable 

Following up on our report in 
fornia Senate Bill 1839, introduced 
requiring local school boards to ad 
library books, is the news that the 
by the Assembly Education Committee 
but only after those provisions in 
by opponents of the bill as likely 
from it. These would have required 
would "prohibit the selection, pure 
placement in any school library mai 
materials which teach, advocate, sp 
contrary to or at variance with the 
visions of Section 13230" of the Ed 
referred to requires the teaching o 
and patrioti sm. " 

The first section of the bill, 
boards shall "prescribe a procedure 
books, library books, supplementary 
purchased or donated for use as ins 
school library maintained by the sc 
be kept in connection therewith." 

The entire bill had been oppos 
not only dangerous but unnecessary, 
had opposed only the second section 
It is believed by both groups that 
have been removed. Though the CLA 
necessary or advisable, it hopes th 
employed to limit librarians' freed 

Library Bonds Win 

the last i ssue of 

the Li 

brarian on Cali- 

by Senator Hugh Donnell 

y, of Turlock, 

opt procedures for 

screening public school 

bi 1 1 , previousl y 

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the second section 

of th 

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to result in censorship 

had been stricken 

school boards to 


regulations which 

hase, acceptance, 

or ret 

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ntained by the dis 

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duties required o 

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ucation Code. The 


on of the Code 

f "principles of moralit 

y, truth, justice, 

which remains, requires that local school 
for the selection and review of all text- 
books, and other material which may be 
tructional material or placement in any 
hool district and prescribe the records to 

ed by the California Library Association as 
and the California Teachers Association 
of the bill, which has now been eliminated, 
the more objectionable features of the bill 
does not consider the remaining bill as 
at if the bill becomes a law it will not be 
om of action. 

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Public Library on the success of its 
bond issue at Tuesday's election. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, 
editor; hverett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 

,lL lS l> Ue \ u ^ e . Acke u m ? n ' Eve A - Dolbee . Robert F. Fessenden, Robert F. 
Lewis, Paul M. Miles, Helene E. Schimansky, Hiawatha Smith, Florence G. 




Volume 10, Number 19 

June 14, 1957 

From the Librarian 

The death of Phil Townsend Hanna, longtime editor of Westway s, native 
Angeleno and authority on California land names and chronology, and gastronomy, 
takes from us a man of learning and integrity, and from me an editor for whom 
I have written since 1934. The farewells spoken to him at the funeral service 
by Marcus E. Crahan, J. E. Fishburn, Jr., Judge Peirson M. Hall, and myself, 
are being printed by Ward Ritchie for private distribution. 

The annual field day of the Zamorano Club was held last Saturday at the 
home of Ward Ritchie, and welcomed back from non-resident status Andrew Horn, 
due to become Librarian of Occidental College on July 1. 

In her talk to the Librarian's Conference about her recent trip to the 
midwest, south, east, and northeast, in the course of which she visited innumer- 
able libraries and attended the New York conference of the Medical Library 
Association, Louise Darling set a precedent for staff reports: she spoke only 
of what could be noted on one p-slip. 

I paid my first visit last week to the West Los Angeles Regional Rranch of 
the Los Angeles Public Library, and visited with its head, Eleanor Crowder, the 
regional children's librarian, Florence Sanborn, and the children's librarian, 
Ruth Perry, and found them still rejoicing over passage of the bond issue which 
will give the region new libraries in Palms, Mar Vista, and Pacific Palisades. 
I was reminded of the days when I brought my sons to the old branch on the same 
site and persuaded them to withdraw books by Altsheler, Sabin, and Zane Grey, 
and other magical books of my own boyhood. 

One of my non-library dreams was to see on this campus a monumental foun- 
tain by Carl Milles, the great Swedish sculptor who died last year. Merle 
Armitage knew about this dream, and last week he brought as a gift a signed 
drawing by Milles for a fountain of the Creation intended for the pool area of 
the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and never executed. 

This is the last issue of the Librarian to be edited by Everett Moore 
until his return in September from teaching 1 ibrari anship in the University of 
Washington summer quarter. He will give three courses in reference work. Mrs. 
Moore will accompany him for the first part of the summer, but will return 
firlier to resume her position in the. Art Library. In Mr. Moore's absence 
Miss Lodge will be the acting head of the Reference Department, and the acting 
editor of the Librarian will be Assistant Editor, James Cox, to be assisted in 
turn by Paul Miles. Final note: Captain Moore will dwell in a house boat on 
Lake Washington. Some people have all the fun. 



UCL A Librari an 

Personnel Notes 

James F. Kane, Librarian I, has transferred from the Biomedical Library 
to the Gift and Exchange section of the Acquisitions Department, where he 
replaces James R. Cox, now Geology Librarian. 

John C. Finzi, Librarian I, has returned to spend the summer cataloging 
manuscripts at the Clark Library, enroute from the School of Librari anship at 
Berkeley to the Library of Congress, where he will report for duty as an LC 
interne next fall. 

Constance Strickland, Principal Library Assistant in the Circulation 
Department, is transferring to the Acquisitions Department to join the checking 

Robert Louis Eckert has rejoined the Circulation staff as a Senior Library 
Assistant after a year of travel in Europe. 

Blanqui ta Maldonado, who has joined the Catalog Department as Senior 
Library Assistant, received her B. A. from the University of Puerto Rico, and 
has recently been employed in the District of Columbia Public Library for five 
years as a library assistant. 

Lorraine Anna Oliver, who has been employed since September 1956 as a 
student assistant in the Circulation Department, has recently become a Senior 
Library Assistant in that department. Her previous library experience was in 
the Harmonaus Bleeker Library in New York. 

Reclassifications have been approved for Elizabeth Morris, Catalog Depart- 
ment, from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant; and for Audre'e Qovington , 
Catalog Department, from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant, 

Resignations have been received from Carolyn Parsons, Typist-Clerk in the 
Engineering Library, in order to return to school; Ardell Armstrong, Typist- 
Clerk in the Circulation Department, to travel in Europe; and Sandra Eells, 
Typist-clerk in the Catalog Department, because of transportation problems. 

New Staff Association Officers 

Arnulfo D. Trejo, of the Reference Department, is the newly-elected Vice 
President (Presi den t -El ec t) of the Library Staff Association, and new members 
of the Executive Board are Robert Arndal, of the Acquisitions Department, Dora 
Gerard, Agriculture Librarian, and Nancy Whitehouse, of the Department of 
Special Collections. 

Helen Riley succeeds James Cox as President, on July 1, and Norma Kennedy, 
Helen Peak, and Hiawatha Smith will serve on the Board for another year. 

"Last Frontiersman" Handlist 

An attractive sixteen-page handlist for the current exhibit, "The Last 
Frontiersman," has been prepared by Robert Fessenden and Arnulfo D. Trejo. 
The booklet's cover was designed by student artist Joe Iwanaga. 

Visitors and Readers 

Recent visitors to the Department of Special Collections were Frederick A 
Bernett, art bookseller of Larchmont, New York (May 28); Baoul Marole, of the 
Los Angeles State College faculty (June 5); and Bobert J. McNeill, a student at 
Los Angeles State College, who consulted California mining law material. 

M.J.S. Dewar, of the faculty of Queen Mary College of the University of 
London, who conducted a seminar in the Department of Chemistry on May 28, 
visited the Chemistry Library. 

A recent visitor to the Geology Library was Bobert Grant Maynard, petro- 
leum geologist with the Sunray-Mid-Continent Oil Company, a graduate of UCLA 
(B. A. , 1941; M.A. , 1948), and a former treasurer of the American Association of 
Petroleum Geologists. 

June 14, 1957 133 

Clark Library Visitors 

Miss Joan Wake, of Oxford, one of the most honored of English county 
archivists, who has devoted many years of her life to the preservation of 
county records, particularly of Northamptonshire, recently visited the Clark 
Library with Professor and Mrs. Clinton M. Howard. Members of the Library 
staff particularly enjoyed showing her several fine volumes of Northamptonshire 
county history from the Clark collection. 

Other recent visitors were Donald C. Davidson, Librarian on the Santa 
Barbara campus, and Frederick A. Bernett, of Larchmont, New York. 

Seminar at the Clark Library 

The most recent seminar to meet at the Clark Library was Professor Hugh G. 
Dick's group of twenty-three students of Bibliography 200, in the department 
of English, who met to review the history of printing from Gutenberg to the 
present. Among about fifty items displayed for them were a leaf from the 
Gutenberg Bible, the Nuremberg Chronicle, the Baskerville Bible, and selections 
from the Kelmscott, Doves, and Grabhorn Presses. 

Commendation for A.D.T. 

In his report to Chancellor Allen, for the Committee on Latin American 
Studies, for 1956-57, Professor Russell H. Fitzgibbon, the Chairman, refers to 
"the energetic and intelligent leadership of Mr. Trejo, chairman of the sub- 
committee on lectures," in preparing and presenting the Committee's series of 

Old Stack. XVI 

Wonderful to be back; hope you haven't forgotten me. It's not news, I 
suppose, that New Stack has a roof. However, what you may not know is that he 
towers some eighteen inches over me, and up there, as well as down at One, he 
is three inches away from me, carefully held that way by precise little blocks 
of wood. His roof slopes southwest for drainage, as does mine, but at a much 
steeper angle; and in its center is a raised level platform which I trust is 
not to be used for the production of Spectaculars by the Librarians. I already 
hear rumors that with all this extra roof the Librarians are again agitating 
for a flower- fil led, umbrella'd roof garden. 

During these last three weeks, and while I held my breath, the men re- 
leased the clamps which were holding the interior scaffolding rigid between A 
and the top of Four, and pried the forms from the beams and the underside of 
Five. After giving the concrete a careful coat of smooth stuff which looked a 
little like stucco, they went ahead and removed the scaffolds, bolt by bolt and 
rod by rod, until now the space is a huge empty resounding cavern, and to save 
my soul I can't understand what divine power keeps the top from falling into 
the bottom. You should take time to go outside and look in, because I feel it 
in my columns that this is something you'll never see again. 

Crates of galvanized material and other oddments are being assembled on 
the roof, among them one thing that looks as if it might be a segment of a wind 
tunnel like the one on the roof of Mathematical Sciences. I've been wordlessly 
coveting the like of that for weeks, comparing it with my own off-pink, lop- 
sided penthouse. Somewhere below I can hear them drilling out something they 
have put in, and down on A, men are shoveling up debris and generally getting 
things tidier. I heard Jay tell O.L.I, the other day that they were building 
forms to make thin walk ways (aisles?), but to me the concrete slabs which 
resulted look sort of big, and more like barn doors to close the south end in. 
Which reminds me--I hope they remember to put the shelves in before they close 
that south end. Wouldn't it be terrible if New Stack turned out to have no 
place to take over his share of the Books? 

104 UCLA Librarian 

"Readable, Informative, and Important to Librarians" 

Reviewing Sol Malkin's Bookman's Yearbook: The 1957 AB in the Library 
Journal for June 1, Lee Ash, Librarian of the Carnegie Endowment for Inter- 
national Peace, and Edi tor- desi gnate of LJ , writes that "one is pleased to see 
the real contributions to library literature made by the presentation of the 
texts of lectures by dealers and librarians given in 1955/56 under the auspices 
of the Library of UCLA as an 'Introduction to the Rook Trade and Survey of the 
Rook World,' a series which has had considerable publicity and eminent success.' 
The lectures, he says, are "every one of them readable, informative, and im- 
portant to librarians ... Some 60 double-columned, tightly printed, fact-full 
pages of information and enthusiasm which might well be used as especially 
tempting bait for recruiting mature young people into the book trades and 
librarianship. " Gordon Williams organized and directed the series and gave 
two lectures, and Retty Rosenberg, Ardis Lodge, Richard O'Rrien, and Mr. Powell 
all contributed lectures for the course, along with Kurt Schwarz, Harry Levin- 
son, and Glen Dawson of the local book row. 

Honors for Bennet M. Allen 

Rennet M. Allen, Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, now Research Zoologist 
with the Atomic Energy Project, received special greetings last week from 
campus friends and former students who gathered to celebrate his 80th birthday, 
June 4. Among the tokens of the group's affection and esteem were two books 
presented in Professor Allen's name to the Riomedical Library: Henshaw Ward's 
Charles Darwin, the Man and his Warfare (1927) and Di emerbroeck ' s Anatome 
corporis humani (1683). At the Commencement exercises on the following day, 
Professor Allen was one of three to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of 

The Whispering Jackhammer 

The recent press story about how "the whispering tranquility of UCLA's 
library recently was shattered by the domestic warfare of two of America's 
most unscholarly personali ti es- -Maggie and Jiggs" was read with interest one 
night last week by one of our east wing dwellers whose ears were still ringing 
with the dulcet tones of the jackhammer over on the Physics Ruilding construc- 
tion job, which had come wafting through her windows all day long. She would 
not have been surprised, she says, if in the state of whispering tranquility 
they have been enjoying for several weeks on the east side she had seen Jiggs 
come floating through the air on a suspended girder in one of his classic 
escapes from his nagging Maggie. If, as one of the Commencement speakers said 
the other day, the sound of the hammer has never been absent from the UCLA 
campus since its beginning, and is likely to be with us in years to come, 
George McManus's battling pair may find this one of the most congenial spots 
that could have been found for their ultimate repose. 

All of the above, of course, has reference to the recent gift to the 
Library by McManus's brother, Leo, of sixteen folio volumes of glossy proof 
sheets of the famous comic strip, "Rringing Up Father," which was reported in 
the Librarian for March 22. 


Titles of some Ph.D. dissertations in physics which have recently given 
the catalogers visual and auditory stimulation are the following: Field 
Corrections to Decay Processes, The Two-Rody Theory of Alpha-Alpha Scattering, 
forbidden Electron -Neutrino Angular Correlations, Torsional Magneto-Hydro- 
dynamic Waves in the Presence of Finite Viscosity, Acoustical Radiation from 
a Point Source in the Presence of Two Media Separated by a Plane Interface, 
and Helative Stopping Power of Some Metallic Elements for 20 Mev Protons. 

June 14, 1957 135 

New Little Mags from the University 

Helping to fill the gaps left by magazines that have recently suspended, 
such as, locally, The Pacific Spectator and the California Quarterly , are 
several new ones emanating from University of California campuses. 

The Italian Quarterly is published under the auspices of the Department of 
Italian on the Los Angeles campus. The Managing Editor is Carlo L. Golino, and 
Associate Editors are Lowry Nelson, Jr., P. M. Pasinetti, and Charles Speroni. 
Though the main body of the first issue, Spring 1957, will appeal most strongly 
to the student of Romance literature, its "Books" and "Items" sections contain 
much of interest to the general reader of modern literature, and information 
also about cultural affairs. "It is our intent," the Editors announce, "to 
enlarge its scope to include Italian culture in its widest manifestations..." 

From the Santa Barbara campus comes Spectrum, to be published three times 
a year by the Associated Students o'f the College. Volume 1, number 1 is dated 
Winter 1957. This "little mag," attractively printed, in trim format, appears 
to be aiming for inclusion in the "quality" group of college literary publica- 
tions. Its faculty advisors are Ashley Brown and Hugh Kenner, both of them 
experienced in literary editing and publishing. Mr. Kenner, in the leading 
article, states the problem of relation of writer to reader, in "Manuscript to 
be Placed in a Bottle. " Other contributions range from poems by Charles Tom- 
linson and William Carlos Williams to stories by Santa Barbara undergraduates. 

A publication exclusively of student writing has appeared at UCLA under 
the title of We stwind, sponsored by Chi Delta Phi, English honorary fraternity, 
and published in conjunction with the ASUCLA. The first issue is dated Spring 
1957. It is the successor to Chimera, which had lasted through only three 
issues--two mimeographed and one on newsprint. We stwind is described as "the 
first UCLA literary publication of general writing which has ever been printed 
in quality process..." (It is produced by offset.) Frequency of publication 
is not announced, but its editors hope this will be "the first ... of an un- 
ending series. " 

Morgan Library Items on Exhibit 

Among the treasures from the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York now being 
shown at the Huntington Library, until August 18, is the Gutenberg Bible on 
vellum. Two of the twelve existing copies on vellum of this famous Bible--the 
Morgan copy and the Huntington copy--are therefore on view under the same roof. 

The exhibit of 108 items from the Morgan collection is touring the United 
States this year in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Morgan Library. 
The Huntington is one of seven libraries and museums in which it will be shown, 
and the only one in southern California. Included are medieval and renaissance 
illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, bindings, literary manuscripts, 
and master drawings. One of three known copies of the Constance Missal, now 
believed to be the earliest European printed book, is also on display. Among 
the famous literary manuscripts are those of Keats' s Endymion, Dickens's A 
Christmas Carol, Thackeray's The Rose and the Ring, and Perrault's Tales of 
Mother Goose . 

H.R.A. Appointed Chapin Librarian 

Williams College, at Wil 1 iamstown, Massachusetts, has announced the 
appointment of H. Richard Archer as Custodian of its Chapin Library, succeeding 
Thomas R. Adams, who is to become Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at 
Brown University, on the retirement there of Lawrence C. Wroth. Mr. Archer, 
former Supervising Bibliographer of the Clark Library, and formerly on the staff 
of the Department of Special Collections, has been Librarian of the Lakeside 
Press of the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in Chicago, since 1954. He will 
assume his new duties on August 1. 


UCLA Librarian 

Davis Students Bead--and Own--Books 

Reporting on the results of the Student Book Collectors' Contest at the 
University's Davis campus, sponsored by the ASUCD Book Store, the University 
Library, and the Academic Senate Library Committee, the Davis Library Bulletin 
remarks that "the judging committee completed its task with the very pleasing 
conviction that many students, in spite of the pre-digested pap so readily 
available through our systems of mass communication, are reading books and 
owning them; and that these books, although they may not be assigned as formal 
class work, play a vital part in the students' education. Mr. Monser, a 
student in the School of Veterinary Medicine, says this of his books: 

meaning, one finds 
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Chance for International Library Cooperation 

Edwin Castagna, Long Beach City Librarian, who accompanied Messrs. Trej o 
and Miles to Ensenada last month to consult with the Comite' Pro-Biblioteca 
Publica de Ensenada about the establishment of a public library there (UCLA 
Librarian, May 31), has contributed the following additional comment on their 
meeting there: 

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hope many California 
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June 14, 1957 137 

"Books, Books, Books" at K.U. 

Former Associate Librarian Robert Vosper, now Director of Libraries at the 
University of Kansas, is the subject of what he refers to as a "lurid, Luce-like 
article" in the K.U. Alumni Bulletin for May, en ti tl ed " Books, Books, Books." 
Lurid or not, it is properly appreciative of R. V. ' s accomplishments during his 
first four years at Lawrence, during which the Library added 208,7 59 volumes 
compared to 94,918 in the preceding six years. "The Library started its spec- 
tacular growth in 1952," it observes, "when Vosper was appointed Director. The 
faculty and its new Chancellor were determined that K.U. have a bigger, better 
library. A dominant factor was Dr. Murphy's belief that all great universities 
must have great libraries." After reviewing in some detail "a day in the life 
of the K.U. Library Director," and finding that between a full schedule on the 
campus and numerous other professional activities he is a remarkably busy man, 
the article concludes nevertheless that "Bob Vosper is a happy man. He knows 
it. He loves books, loves to buy them, read them, own them. K.U. pays him a 
salary to do just that." 

Of special interest to R. V. ' s friends at UCLA is a recent picture showing 
the entire family at home: Bob and Lorraine and the four kids- -Ingrid, 15, 
Kathy, 12, Elinor, 9, and Stephen, 6. No one is surprised that the kids have 
groum--but one person wondered idly if Bob really has to wear a tie at home in 
Kan sas. 

Baskerville Commemorative at CU 

The latest product of the Albion Hand Press in the Rare Book Room at the 
University Library in Berkeley is a handsome, large quarto printing of A Letter 
of the Royal Academy of Science, Paris, from John Baskervi lie. It has been 
produced by Kenneth Carpenter and William Barlow, Jr., in an edition of 150 
copies. There are actually two letters, the second being a copy of an enclo- 
sure in Baskervi 1 1 e ' s letter to the Academy. Both relate importantly to his 
work as a printer. The colophon states that the original of the letter to the 
Academy was recently acquired by Mr. Barlow (a student at UC), and is reprinted 
in conjunction with an exhibit at the Berkeley Library commemorating the 200th 
anniversary of the publication of Baskervi 1 1 e ' s first book, the Virgil of 1757. 
Our copy of the letter will be added to the printing collection at the Clark 

More on the Book Screening Bill 

Although California Senate Bill 1839, introduced by Senator Hugh Donnelly, 


hich would require adoption by local school boards of procedures for selection 
of library books and other instructional materials, has been amended to exclude 
the second section, considered by some librarians and teachers to be the more 
objectionable part of the bill, it is still held by others to be unacceptable, 
and likely to result in censorship. Continued opposition to the bill as amended 
was not voiced by the California Library Association at the Assembly Education 
Committee, though it had originally opposed the entire bill; but the School 
Library Association of California has stated that "SB 18 39 is unacceptable, even 
in its amended form. It is unnecessary, and in duplication of Section 19051 of 
the California Education Code." (The California Teachers Association, as previous- 
ly reported, had opposed only the second section of the bill, and is therefore 
no longer opposed to the bill as amended.) 

The bill, already passed by the Senate, was scheduled to come before the 
Assembly for vote before adjournment of the Legislature on Wednesday. If it was 
passed, the SLAC will urge Governor Knight to veto it. 

(A correc tion : Our previous report stated that the first section of the bill 
remained unchanged. Actually, the word "textbook" was deleted, so that reference 
is now made to "the selection and review of all library books, supplementary 
books, and other material which may be purchased or donated for use...") 

JOO UCLA Librarian 


Poliomyelitis Immunization 

The Student Health Service has announced that poliomyelitis immunization 
shots will be available to all University employees during the month of June, 
on any weekday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No 
appointment is needed. Immunizations will be carried on as long as the avail- 
able supplies of vaccine last, and subject to availability of facilities and 
personnel . 

Union List of Dictionaries and Grammars 

Robert Arndal, a member of the Regional Resources Coordinating Committee, 
Southern Division, of the CLA, reports that the committee is undertaking pre- 
paration of a finding list of dictionaries and grammars for minor languages in 
libraries in the Southern California area. More than 25 libraries of the 
Southern Division will participate in the project, which is to be completed 
early next year. 

Louise Darling's Log 

"While I was away from campus April, 24-May 25," Louise Darling reports, 
"I had four main objectives: to attend the American Association of the History 
of Medicine's annual meeting in Richmond and the Medical Library Association 
Conference in New York, to learn as much as time would permit of the housing 
and constitution of some of the great history of medicine collections in this 
country, to pick up a bit of "know-how" from experts on exhibit work, and to 
see a real Eastern spring for the first time. The meetings were both pleasant 
and profitable, the session I chaired in New York on grant aid to medical 
school libraries was gratifyingly successful, the information obtained from the 
Medicine and Pharmacy Division of the Smithsonian as well as the Cleveland 
Health Museum most useful, and visits to a dozen great libraries valuable indeed. 
Pursuit of my last objective took me to Monticello in Virginia, Bi rd-in-Hand, 
Providence, Paradise, and Intercourse in the Pennsylvania Amish country, and 
Green Springs, Maryland (with ex-UCLAns Jane Hockett, now with USIA in Washing- 
ton), to Chapel Hill, N.C. (with ex-UCLAns, the Horns and Thomasons), to a 
charming old plantation farm in Cana, N.C, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. 

" On Nantucket I unexpectedly added libraries thirteen and fourteen to my 
list. Here we were lucky enough to be shown through the house of Maria Mitchell, 
first woman astronomer in America and founder of the astronomy department at 
Vassar College, by her grandniece, Mrs. Alice P. Amy. We explored the 'widow's 

alk' where Maria, under her father's tutelage, made her earliest astronomical 
calculations and saw the working observatory added in later years in her honor. 
The present Astronomer, Miss Margaret Harwood, took us across the roadway to 
the science library, where we met her successor- to- be, Dr. Ellen Hoffleit, 
sister of Prof. Herbert Hoffleit of the UCLA Classics Department. From there 
we went on to the Athenaeum, where Maria Mitchell had served for many years as 
its first librarian, thus proving, as her grandniece pointed out, that a cap- 
able woman could handle two complete careers with great distinction in a day 
when she was generally thought not equal to one! The Athenaeum itself is a 
place of considerable charm. Recently remodelled under the direction of its 
seventh librarian (and first professional) it still carries an aura of prestige 
from Nantucket's great days as a wealthy, bustling whaling center when Emerson, 
Agassiz, and many another notable New Englander was proud to speak from the 
platform of its second story reading room." 


UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to 
this issue: Page Ackerman, Robert E. Arndal, Elizabeth F. Bradstreet, Louise 
M. Darling, Edna C. Davis, Liselotte F. Glozer, Loa B. Keenan, Deborah King, 
Hiawatha H. Smith. 


Volume 10, Number 20 June 28, 1957 

From the Librarian 

This column will not appear this week, as Mr. Powell is in Kansas City 
attending the American Library Association Convention. A full report on 
A.L.A. will appear in the next issue. 


Visitors and Readers 

June 7 


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ances and Ethel Moss visited the Department of Special Collections on 
to view the portrait of the late Ernest Dawson painted by their 

June 12, G.P. Dubey, Principal of Ranchi College, India, visited the 

f Los Angeles, doing research for a novel. 

ta. Maria Albertina Galvez, librarian from the National Library ol 
la, visited the Library on June 18, while on a tour of libraries i 
ultural centers in the United States, as a State Department guest, 
lvez was accompanied by Mrs. Janet de la Mela, her official inter- 
Miss Ackerman and Mr. Trejo showed the visitors around the Library. 

Annual Staff Association Business Meeting 

The final Staff Association meeting of the 1956/57 year will be held on 
July 2 at 3:30 P.M. in the Staff Room. This is the annual business meeting 
at which the progress of the Association during the year will be outlined 
and the new officers for 1957/58 introduced. Certain other matters will be 
brought before the membership, including discussion and voting upon a res- 
olution recently adopted by the Executive Board that the Staff Association 
donate $100 from its treasury to the Winifred Walker Memorial Fund. 

Following the meeting refreshments will be served. Staff Association 
President James Cox urges that all members make a special effort to come to 
this important meeting. 

Everett Moore Elected to ALA Office 

A report has been received from the American Library Association that 
Everett Moore has been elected First Vice President and President-Elect of 
the ALA Reference Services Division in the first election of officers of the 
newly created Division. Results of the election were announced at the Di- 
vision's meeting in Kansas City on June 25. 

The UCLA Librarian joins the library staff in heartiest congratulations 
to its absent Editor, who is teaching at the University of Washington School 
of Librarianship during the summer. 


UCLA Librarian 

Old Stack. XVII 

June 20. Important Announcement! Membership in the Old Stack Associ- 
ation of Sidewalk Superintendents is now available for the coming five 
months. See All! Know All! Kibitz All! This is made possible through 
the cooperative thinking of Messrs. Bartlett and Decamp of A. & E. and 
J.H. Newton (he has replaced Mr. Weaver) of the Barnes Company. The 
enabling project was executed by one H. Houston who appeared stack-side on 
Tuesday with saw, hammer, nails, spirit level and two shining old windows 
from Somewhere Else. There are now two observation posts in the plywood 
skin for the use of members of the Associ ation- -one on Five looking out and 
up, and one on Four looking out and down. No loitering, please; and don't 
push your noses against the glass. After all, I, too, have to keep track 
of things. 

On the roof, as materials for the ventilating system continue to ac- 
cumulate, forms for the penthouses for the stairway and elevator were set 
up, and yesterday a mammoth orange cousin of Mr. McWhorter' s crane jockeyed 
into position for pouring, finishing off the job this morning. 

Late last week a crew of men from the S. R. Ames Company (free adver- 
tising) moved in on Level A. On these inter-semester mornings the Books 
and I sleep in a little, but on Monday we were roused betimes by shouts and 
crashes. A man was singing out "Zero-zero!" "Minus one-six!" "Minus one- 
eight!" "Minus one-six!", the moment between each call being punctuated by 
an unearthly crash and clang. It turned out to be one pair of Amesmen 
sliding steel uprights down an improvised ramp and another pair with a 
traverse checking the steel base plates which had been put in on Friday and 
making adjustments to a tolerance of .0025 inch. Steel the Books under- 
stood. Over tolerance they came to blows. On Seven the ancestors of the 
Engineering Library held for a technical definition. On Two the consensus 
was that tolerance is the emotion you feel toward a character such as the 
one who graciously returned 300 uncharged books last week. In between, the 
dictionaries in the far corner of Four were simply spouting a variety of 
definitions. "Allowable error," pontificated Seven. " Sufferance! " mut- 
tered Two, but when I saw the Amesmen slipping shims under the base plates, 
I knew Seven must most probably be the more right. 

Shims! Memories stir. Today the uprights are in place on the base 
plates and deep in the great cool cavern New Stack really begins. 

Upton Sinclair Archives to Indiana 

A recent news release from the Indiana University News Bureau has an- 
nounced that the complete file of manuscripts and letters of Upton Sinclair 
and his wife, Mary Craig Sinclair, has been acquired by the Indiana Univer- 
sity Library. David A. Randall, Rare Book Librarian, reports that "the 
collection comprises a record that in length of time covered, variety, and 
fullness is unsurpassed by that of any figure of American literature and 
culture of any period. 

The eight tons of material acquired and transported from California to 
Indiana document Sinclair's long and varied life and writings to the pres- 
ent, a span of 64 years. Included is the documentation of Sinclair's 
various crusading books, and correspondence and documents related to his 
famous Lanny Budd series. The family records extend back to 1813 and in- 
clude documents and correspondence of both his family and his wife's. 

Sinclair^ works, as represented by the collection, have appeared in 
about 1,000 titles in 60 languages in 55 countries. The letters alone 
number approximately 250,000. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Acting Editor, this issue: James R. Cox. Acting 
Assistant Editor: Paul M. Miles. Contributors to this issue: Robert E. 
Arndal, Deborah King, Arnulfo D„ Trejo. 




Volume 10, Number 21 

July 12, 1957 

From the Librarian 

The first thing to be said about the ALA conference in Kansas City, 
which I attended week before last, is that the weather was fair and cool, and 
second the steaks were incomparable. As for the meeting itself, the local 
arrangements were excellent. The Municipal Auditorium, across the street 
from the headquarters hotel, is the finest in the country from the standpoint 
of conference facilities. The opening day took ARL members to Lawrence for a 
meeting, tours, refreshments, and dinner on the University of Kansas campus 
and the Vospers' home, where Mr. V s genial and vigorous hospitality was at 
its best, reinforced by his two assistant Bobs, Talmadge and Quinsey, and his 
wife Loraine.. Their Department of Special Collections is run by Joseph 
Rubenstein, a kind of bibliographical behemoth who lives on books the way 
other men exist upon air. 

Kansas City has a beautiful setting on the wooded eastern bank of the 
Missouri, and its slogan "Heart of America" is no misnomer. On the free after- 
noon I made my way to the Nelson Gallery, one of the country's finest art 
museums, and there joined up with Verner Clapp, Donald Coney, Douglas Bryant, 
and Mel Ruggles in a visit to the Truman Library in suburban Independence, 
finding the place scrambling to be ready for the dedication two weeks hence. 
The Library's new director, Archivist Philip Brooks, gave us a preview, and 
also recalled pleasantly the archives work he and Mr. Mink had done together, 
when the former was regional archivist on the Pacific Coast. 

The ALA was still trying to adjust its organizational difficulties, and 
the Council meetings which I attended were dull, in spite of the spark- 
striking gavel of President Shaw. The biggest official happening was approval 
by Council of moving ALA headquarters from Chicago to Washington. 

One person can attend only a fraction of the meetings, and the ones I 
went to were all rewarding. The Committee on Rare Books presented papers by 
Cecil Byrd of Indiana, on the planning of the new Lilly Library, and by 
Harold Tribolet, head of the Lakeside Press Extra Binding Department, on the 
care and repair of fine books. He remarked on the ignorance and indifference 
of most librarians to these basic matters, and in the discussion that 
followed I asked what the Library Schools are doing to correct this. Mr. 
Yenawine of Syracuse replied that there is not room enough in the core curricu- 
lum for such a course and it would have to be offered in a continuation program. 
My belief is that the knowledge of and feel (I do not mean feeling) for books 
can only be taught by teachers who themselves have it, and furthermore that 
this viewpoint should pervade every course given, not isolated as something 
precious and extra core- cur ri cul ar. 

Robert Downs' paper on academic status of librarians was a masterly 
summary of 120 question ai res. Another day I walked into a roomful of round 
table discussions on problems of administration in academic and public 
libraries, and joined a table on organization and management problems in uni- 
versity libraries, chaired by Richard Logsdon of Columbia'. Present were 
librarians from Ohio State, Howard, North Carolina State, Mississippi State, 

, „ UCLA Librarian 

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and Northeastern and there 
ensued one of the best group discussions I have ever known and I came away 
with additional ideas for our administrative Institute m August. 

I enjoyed conversations with Lee Ash, editor-elect of the Library Journal, 
and with Mane Loizeaux, editor of the ml son Library Bulletin and with old 
and new friends in libraries all over the country Frank Glenn s bookshop in 
the Hotel Muehlebach was a favorite rendezvous, and I became better acquainted 
with this good bookman, who is a cultural agent second to none in his region. 

Of all the week's doings, the one I found most rewarding was the brief 
address on recruiting by W. Stanley Hoole of the diversity of Alabama an 
eloquent indictment of the present-day evils of over-concern with organization, 
vicarious recruiting, and young librarians' desire for whj jt the y c an get, not 
with what they can give. It will appear in the Wilson Li brary B « lletin 

T flew out of Kansas City at night in a cool rain with lightning on the 
southern horizon, surer than ever of the essential goodness and value of 
1 i brari an ship. 


Personnel Notes 

Sandra R. Conant has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Gift 
and Exchange Section of the Acqui si tions Department Mi ss Conan t is a recent 
graduate of UCLA and while a student worked for a short time in the Circula 

ti0n cZlTyTsuzanne Gocke is the new Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library 
Miss Gocke attended Marymount College. Circulation 

Shelley V. Woodall has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the ( ^ r ?" 1 *J"J._ 
Department. Mrs. Woodall attended Stanford University and worked in the Ci rcu 
lation Department of the Stanford Library while a student. fi 

Barbara Bisch, Senior Library Assistant in the Ac qui si ion J department 
has been reclassified Principal Library Assistant and has transferred 

Catalog Department 

Resignations have been 

Visitors and Readers 

Dimitra Ceanko, Librarian at the Worchester Free Public Library, Worches- 
ter, Massachusetts, visited the Department of Special Collections on June 22. 

Chad Flacke, Rare Rook Librarian at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 
conferred with Wilbur Smith about rare book procedures on June 22. 

Mrs. Gina (Papetti) Schwart z, a former member of the Catalog Department, 
whose cards and letters commenting on Detroit, its climate, life and things to 
see and do have delighted her friends for the past year, visited the Catalog 
Department on June 27. Gina, who left the library last year to accompany 
her husband to Detroit, is now Librarian of the Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, 
Mi chi gan. 

Among recent readers in the Department of Special Collections was Janet 
Stevenson, local novelist and playwright, consulting material for a forth- 
coming novel . 

George Schwegmann, Chief of the Union Catalog Division at the Library of 
Congress, visited the Library on July 1, to discuss the increasing contribu- 
tions to the Union Catalog by libraries in the Southern California region. 

Irving //. Hartman, legal representative of the Los Angeles Joint Execu- 
tive Board of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union, visited the Institute 
of Industrial Relations Library on July 2 to examine material on labor union 
certification purposes. 

July U , 1957 


Currently on view at the Music Library through the Summer Session is the 
exhibit Music of Interest to Children , consisting of scores and a collection 
of Japanese toy instruments. 

Elizabeth Norton Returns From Europe 

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